Scribbles

Summit Free Public Library's blog for birth thru 5th Grade, and their parents

Scribbles

Looking for up to date library information for kids and families?  Check out the articles in this blog compiled by the library staff at Summit Free Public Library.  In this blog is new and updated information about books, services and programs provided by the library.

2024 Summer Reading Program: June 8-August 31 Children & Teens Adults The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is Adventure Begins at Your Library, and there will be a series of programs for all ages, including intergenerational programming. Some of these events will be held outdoors at local sites like Mabie Playground, while others will...
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Parents and other caregivers (babysitters, au-pairs, nannies, grandparents) are babies’ and preschoolers’ first and best teachers. However, numerous research studies have found that many children begin kindergarten without the early literacy skills needed to learn to read. Attending library storytimes is a great way to prepare young children for reading. For this reason, this autumn,...
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To celebrate our upcoming community mural program, which is the penultimate program for the 2023 summer reading program, our current storywalk book is Hey Wall, by Susan Verde. Contact our Dial-A-Story number at 908-277-9480 to listen to the story read by Youth Services Librarian Lisa O’Shaughnessy. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of...
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Our current storywalk book is Saturday, by Oge Mora Contact our Dial-A-Story number at 908-277-9480 to listen to the story read by Althea Llewelyn, Director of Education at Reeves-Reed Arboretum The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark...
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Do you know where all of the important buildings are in Summit? The youth services department invites all families to participate in a Photo Scavenger Hunt around downtown Summit to find them all. Sign up your child (preschool, elementary or teenager) for our summer reading program at https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com, or by stopping by the Summit Free...
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The 2023 Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 10! Preschool    Grades 1-5     Grades 6-12     Adults The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is ‘All Together Now’, and there will be a series of programs for all ages, including intergenerational programming.. Some of these events will be held outdoors, some on the...
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Book Madness bulletin board
The youth services department will celebrate “March Madness” with our very own “Book Madness” brackets. Find the bulletin board in the Activity corner to see all the characters in the running, and vote for your favorite book characters out of each pair.  We will celebrate Summit’s favorite Children’s Book characters or series with a party...
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Are you ready for a winter bonus?  If your family reads any of the stories this winter on the library’s storywalk and/or on our Dial A Story, visit the Ask Us desk in the Children’s Room to enter to win a special winter prize pack! Our current storywalk book is The Wish Tree, by Kyo...
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The library now has a collection of Storytime Kits. Each kit is in a clear backpack and contains the following items: Five picture books on a specific theme. A printed list of similar books. A list of online resources related to the theme. The themes for the first five storytime kits are Bugs, Potty Training, Starting School, Dinosaurs, and...
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