Summer Book Club 2020

Summer Book Club 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the building’s pending remodel, the Alpena County Library’s Summer Reading Program has been revamped and relaunched this year with programs for all ages: PreK, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Tweens, Teens, and Adults!

This summer our program will run for 7-weeks, beginning Sunday, June 28. Each week the Library will provide a variety of activities for participants to take part in. While each age group has a slightly different program, overlapping activities for all ages encourage family fun! Participants who sign up by Friday, June 26, will receive a physical kit with craft supplies, activities, and information for each week. 

Those who miss the sign-up period will have access to virtual kits that can be printed at home; these participants will need to source their own craft materials.

There is no cost to participate in the ACL Summer Reading Program 2020! This program is open to all library cardholders at Alpena County Library. Don’t have a card? Sign up here: https://www.alpenalibrary.org/?q=node/108

PreKindergarten

This program ties into our established 1,000 Books by Kindergarten. Children and parents will receive information about the initiative, recommended readings lists, at least two free board books, and activities to encourage early literacy.

Kindergarten-Grade 2

For this program, participants in kindergarten through second grade will receive a weekly craft kit, which includes instructions and materials. Virtual story times, puppet shows, Dial-a-Story, magicians, and performers are scheduled throughout the program, as well as community activities that encourage families to get outside and play. Each participant will receive two handpicked books based upon their interests and will earn prize entries for reading and participation.

Grade 3 – Grade 5

For this program, participants in third through fifth grade will receive a weekly craft kit, which includes instructions and materials. Virtual story times, puppet shows, Dial-A-Story, magicians, and performers are scheduled throughout the program, as well as community activities that encourage families to get outside and play. Each participant will receive two handpicked books based upon their interests and will earn prize entries for reading and participation.

Tween (Grades 6 – Grade 8/Ages 8-11)

Participants in grades six through eight will read two provided books, then participate in a special video call with each author, where they will have an opportunity to ask questions! Participants will read an assigned selection each week (roughly 50 pages), then complete a provided craft or activity. As participants complete activities and challenges, they will earn entries for free books and prizes. Each participant will automatically receive 2 hand-picked books based upon their interests.

Teen (Grades 9 – Grade 12/Ages 12-18)

Participants in ninth grade through twelfth grade will group read two books, then participate in a special video call with the author, where they will have an opportunity to ask questions! Participants will read an assigned selection each week (roughly 50 pages), then complete a provided craft or activity. As participants complete activities and challenges, they will earn entries for free books and prizes. Each participant will automatically receive 2 hand-picked books based upon their interests.

Adults

Participants ages 19 and older will have the opportunity to participate in special virtual activities, including conversations with authors, workshops from local creators and business owners, DIY activity videos (with accompanying kits), and concerts, as well as low-tech, community-based activities. As participants complete activities and challenges, they will earn entries for prizes.

To sign-up, please complete the following form by Friday, June 26: https://forms.gle/6ofgpfo5xoFMo4S36