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Whole Group!Fizz, Boom, Read
Summer Reading Program 2014

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Want to keep your children active this summer? Encourage them to join our Summer Reading Club! Research shows that children who read daily over the summer are more likely to maintain, and even improve, their reading skills.

Preschoolers and children entering kindergarten through grade six may participate in Summer Reading Club by reading independently, reading with others, or being read to by a friend or family member. Children read for at least 20 minutes a day and record their progress in a log.

Bring your children in to register starting Friday, June 13. (Those who have signed up through school do not have to re-register.) Each child will receive a reading log and time log and will be eligible to earn prizes. 

All prizes will be awarded based on the amount of time that children spend reading or listening to print books, ebooks, magazines, audiobooks and Playaways. The more hours they spend reading or being read to, the more rewards they will be eligible to receive. (See time log for details.) Rewards may be claimed through Monday, September 8.

Look for Summer Reading Programs flyers and online in events marked by SRC.

Einstein

Fizz, Boom, Read
Yes, indeed
Science is the theme
Go ahead and dream.

Anything goes 
Anything, who knows?
From inventions to frogs
Or oceans to bogs.

We’ll be hiding Big Al
Albert Einstein, that is
A big thinker he was
E=mc² was the buzz.

So, go on a search
And see if you can find
The man with the mustache
The man with the mind.

Every day during the summer we will hide “Big Al” in the Children’s Department at Abington Free Library. He will move around from place to place & looks just like the picture here. If you are lucky enough to find him, please leave him where he is and come to the Children’s information desk. Tell us where you found “Big Al” and get a prize.

Happy Reading!

 


Just for Children

Tumble Books

Check with our staff for special school and day care visits, booklists and tours.

Parent-Teacher Collection
People often comment on the quality and depth of our Parent-Teacher Collection. We're very proud to offer this collection that addresses the needs of parents and educators in the community.

Computers
In the Children's Department you can access the MCLINC catalog. Call 215-885-5180, ext. 28, for details.

Children's Holiday Materials

  • 4 items per subject per card (excluding DVDs)
  • No Renewals
  • During the 30 days preceding a holiday: Items circulate for 1 week.
  • During the rest of the year: Items circulate for 3 weeks.

Unattended Children Policy
Library staff members cannot assume responsibility for the care, safety or well being of children in the Library. Please read more here.


Fizz Boom Read

Children ages 5 and up can play the 

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! GAME
at Roslyn Branch Library.

Earn coupons which you can trade 
for prizes from our treasure chest. 
You can participate at any time.


Lion for The 200 Book Challenge!Before your child goes to Kindergarten...

Roslyn Library's Take the 200 Book Challenge!

What is the 200 Book Challenge?
This is a free program that encourages parents to read with their child before he or she enters school. Sharing books together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation. These are key to school and learning success. Plus, reading together is fun!

How Does It Work?
Stop by the Roslyn Library at any time to sign up for the program. You will receive a reading log to take home to record the number of books you have read to your child. Books read at library story time, preschool, or by others to your child also count! When you finish 100 books bring your reading log to the library and your child will receive a small prize. After finishing 200 books you and your child will get a picture taken for the local newspaper. You will also receive a congratulatory certificate.

Who Can Participate?
All families with children who have not yet started kindergarten can join the program-even newborns!
We welcome all area families.

The library is a fun place to visit! Check out books with your library card and participate in our programs-all for free!


 

Pirate Ship

Abington Free Library's Children's Department

Where do you find the books about Pirates?

Abington Free Library's Children's Department

Where do you find the Arthur books?

Arthur
Roslyn has new chairs!

Roslyn Branch Library...

...has new furniture!

Have fun with Science!

 

Mars Rover Fist Bump

 


Children's Edition PowerPACChildren will enjoy our variety of books and materials... story times and special programs ... the Children's Edition of Power PAC (catalog) and they won't want to miss our annual Summer Reading Club.


BookFlixBookFlix
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

 


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Announcements

Captain AmericaThe Abington Free Library Children’s Department is pleased to offer graphic novels for the elementary grades. According to Getting Graphic! by Michele Gorman, a graphic novel is “an original book-length story, either fiction or non-fiction books, published in a comic book style … or a collection of stories that have been published previously as comic books.”

Graphic novels stimulate children’s imaginations through exciting combinations of pictures and text. They engage reluctant readers and boost the confidence of children who are ESL students or reading below their grade level. They are popular with kids and great fun to read.

Children’s graphic novels are available downstairs. Look for them in the bookcase next to the magazine section.

- Carolyn DuBois
Head, Children's Department, Abington Free Library

 

Upcoming Kids Events

Event Event datesort descending Location
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/08/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/09/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/15/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 09/15/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Stripes of All Types 09/15/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/16/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 09/18/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/22/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 09/22/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/23/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 09/25/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/29/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 09/29/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Pajama Parties for ages 3-6 09/29/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 09/30/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 10/02/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 10/02/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Discover the Science Behind OWLS 10/02/2014 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm Abington
Doggone Good Readers 10/04/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 10/04/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 10/06/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 10/06/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Lego Block Party 10/06/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 10/07/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 10/09/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 10/09/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 10/13/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 10/13/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old - Fall Session #1 10/14/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre School Pajama Parties 10/15/2014 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 10/16/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 10/16/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Story Times with Jean and Niji 10/20/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 10/20/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Toddler Story Time 10/22/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 10/23/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 10/23/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Story Times with Jean and Niji 10/27/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 10/27/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Halloween Party at Roslyn Branch Library 10/27/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm Roslyn
Toddler Story Time 10/29/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 10/30/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 10/30/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 11/01/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 11/01/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #2 11/03/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 11/03/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Baby Days 11/03/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Roslyn
Bakers Needed - Election Day Bake Sale 11/04/2014 - 9:30am to 8:00pm Abington
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old -Fall Session #2 11/04/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Baby Days 11/04/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Toddler Story Time 11/05/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 11/06/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 11/06/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #2 11/10/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 11/10/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Pajama Parties for ages 3-6 11/10/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old -Fall Session #2 11/11/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Toddler Story Time 11/12/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 11/13/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 11/13/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #2 11/17/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 11/17/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old -Fall Session #2 11/18/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Baby Days 11/18/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Pre School Pajama Parties 11/19/2014 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 11/20/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 11/20/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #2 11/24/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 11/24/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old -Fall Session #2 11/25/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 11/27/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #2 12/01/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 12/01/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Baby Days 12/01/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old -Fall Session #2 12/02/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Baby Days 12/02/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 12/04/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 12/04/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 12/06/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am Abington
Doggone Good Readers 12/06/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Preschool Story Times - Three to Five-Year-Old - Fall Session #2 12/08/2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 3-6) 12/08/2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm Roslyn
Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Old -Fall Session #2 12/09/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am Abington
Pre-school Story Times (Ages 2-3) 12/11/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Roslyn
Drop-In Story Times 12/11/2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am Abington
Bookfair at Barnes & Noble Online 12/13/2014 - 10:00am to 12/18/2014 - 12:00am
Pajama Parties for ages 3-6 12/15/2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm Roslyn
Pre School Pajama Parties 12/17/2014 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm Abington