...is this year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program at the
Rochester Public Library Children’s Room
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This annual 7-week program encourages year‑round reading for children age two and up, and begins June 18th! You don’t need to sign up in advance, just come in any time beginning June 18th. Summers are often busy, so we have designed a program that children can participate in whenever the library is open. Performers, craft workshops and other special programs are being scheduled, and a calendar of those events will be available at the Library (and on the Library’s website) before the program begins. All children and young people are welcome regardless of their reading abilities or any other limitations.
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Here are some questions (and answers) that are often asked about the Summer Reading Program. For more information call 335-7549.
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Who can be in it?
Anyone who lives in Rochester or has a Rochester Public Library
How old do you have to be?
At least two, but much of the program is geared toward school-age kids.
What about kids in the Middle School?
They can be in it too. There is also a Teen Reading Program. (Info
available at the Main Desk.)
When does it end?
Friday, August 3rd is the last day of the program. We will have a party with games and refreshments for anyone who was part of the program (even those who didn’t finish) from 2:00-3:30 that afternoon.
How many books do you have to read?
You set your own goal. When you choose your goal think about what kind of books you are reading (how hard and how long), and how much time you’ll have to spend reading.
What if we are doing a Reading Program for School?
You can count any books you read for a school program toward our Summer Reading Program as well. And don’t forget that we have all sorts of fun performers and programs!
Do we have to read Library books, books from the display, etc.?
You can read any book you like as long as it is the right level for you: not too hard and not too easy.
Can we read comic books?
What would your teacher or your Mom say? If they are not too easy for you then you may count them toward your goal.
What if we’re going away for part of the summer?
You can still be part of the program, just set a goal you’re sure you can reach before you go away (or after you come back).
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The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 S. Main St. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M., Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. For additional information, call 603.332.1428. For directions to RPL, click here.