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Summer 2020 Reading Clubs: Early Literacy & School-Aged Children

You are invited to join us for our summer reading programs this summer to read for enjoyment and to complete school summer reading assignments.

Reading programs begin June 15 and end August 15.  Join any time during that time period.

Imagine Your Story!

 Ages 5/6 – 12, School-aged independent readers

Registration: phoenixvillepubliclibrary.readsquared.com

  1. Register to join the READsquared program and create your avatar.
  2. Read for 20 minutes per day/up to a total of 100 minutes or more each week. Reading can done with books or e-books or you can listen to audio or e-audio books.
  3. Record your 100 minutes of weekly reading in the READsquared online program
  4. You can also complete the Phoenixville Area School District Bingo Board activities through the program while earning additional points.  They are listed under “Missions” in READsquared.
  5. As you progress through the reading program you will earn points, online badges, and access to games and activities in the Readsquared program.

The program theme is based on fairy tales, fables, folk tales, and mythology so we encourage you to read some of those books. You can also include books on mythical creatures.

The library has many books on these topics.  Some suggestions are listed below.  You can always ask us for book ideas as we enjoy recommending books.

Remember that you can read fiction or non-fiction books.

Fiction

Books such as The Sisters Grimm, Goddess Girls, series such as Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, Trials of Apollo, Kane Chronicles, or Magnus Chase,  the Pegasus series, Titans by Kate O’Hearn, Heroes in Training, Rainbow Fairies, magical animals, etc.  Books about mythical creatures: unicorns, ogres, yetis, monsters, abominable snowman, big foot, etc.  These might be fiction or nonfiction.

Non-fiction

Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, The Frog Prince, Thumbelina, Jack & the Beanstalk, Puss ‘n Boots, The Pied Piper, Gingerbread Man, Robin Hood, The Tortoise & the Hare, Tom Thumb. The library has books with fairy tales from around the world.

Folktales and Tall Tales:  American folk tales like Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, John Henry, Casey at the Bat, Pecos Bill, Davy Crockett.  Folktales such as Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Ananzi the Spider (African), The Corn Maidens (Zuni). These books may be singular or there are collections, such as Cut From the Same Cloth…by San Souci, about women in tall tales, Robin Hood, King Arthur & his knights.  You will find some collections and unusual stories online.

Fables:  Aesop’s Fables, Rudyard Kipling.

Mythology: books abut mythology and what it is, books about mythology in various world cultures: Greek, Roman, Norse, Egyptian, Asian, and others. D’aulaire’s book of Greek Myths  or Norse Myths, DK MythologyMythology by Basher.

Early Literacy!

  Birth through Age 5/6, For those read to by someone else

Registration: phoenixvillepubliclibrary.readsquared.com

  1. Register to join the READsquared program and create your avatar. Register here:
  2. Note: If your child is in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, you can use reading for that program in the summer reading program.  Just record your minutes as you read from June 15 to August 15 and enter the times in the READsquared program.
  3. Read 10 minutes each day/up to a total of 50 minutes per week. Reading can done with books or e-books or you can listen to audio or e-audio books.
  4. Record your 50 minutes of weekly reading in the READsquared online program.
  5. There are additional activities you can experience with your child in the program.  These are available in the Missions section of READsquared.
  6. As you progress through the reading program you will earn points, online badges, and access to games and activities in the Readsquared program.

Additional Information

We are adjusting to the current situation so the library options are a little different this summer and may change as we time passes. You can borrow books to participate in the program in two ways:
  • We have just begun a walk-up program so that you can put books on hold through our online catalog, pick them up at the library, and return them to an outside bin after you have read them.  You can access the catalog and use that option at ccls.org.
  • You also have access to our online catalog of eBooks and eAudio books, which will count towards your reading and the program.  Find those resources here.

We are still recreating summer activities as we had to cancel our planned programs and switch to virtual programing for this summer.  We appreciate your patience as we reorganize.  We will keep you informed about changes through our online calendar, this site, and our newsletters and emails as we develop activities.

If you have questions or issues with the program, please do not hesitate to contact us at 610-933-3013 x 127 or email to rkrause@ccls.org.

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