July 6 – August 16
Stephentown Memorial Library
Public libraries across the State encourage reading through New York’s Statewide Summer Reading Program. In 2015, the theme for kids is Every Hero has a Story, while for teens it is Unmask. This year we invite adults to join the fun of summer reading with their own theme, Escape the Ordinary. We will highlight books that lend themselves to the theme and their will be prize raffles for all ages throughout the summer.
Research shows that children who read during the summer perform better when school resumes in the fall. Kids are participating in summer reading fun at their local libraries in growing numbers.
Parents and caregivers: this is one time you want your child to join the crowd! Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program starts now at the Stephentown Memorial Library and continues throughout the summer. Registration forms are simple and available at our Circulation Desk. Online registration is also available. Free books, free programs AND smarter kids… sounds like the perfect summer plan!
We are pleased to have been chosen as a feeding site through the federally funded USDA Summer Food Service program. We will be serving a healthy breakfast and lunch each weekday July 6 through July 31. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the community room. There is no charge and no income or residency requirement. No preregistration is needed, but parents or guardians must read and sign a waiver on the first day their child attends the program. All children age 18 and under are encouraged to take advantage of this program. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The program will run from 7/6 until 7/31, Monday through Friday.
Jodie Fitz of The Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club brings a fairly easy recipe that is a hands-on activity for the children that attend the program. Kids will create a delicious treat and learn how easy cooking can be. Jodie will teach kids how to “Cook Your Way Through a Healthy Day” and guide them through preparing a healthy snack they make themselves. No registration needed and all are welcome to attend. Parental supervision is required. This event is sponsored by Fidelis Care,