Summer Reading Program 2015
Encourage your children to join our Summer Reading Club! Preschoolers 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 12. (Those who have signed up through school do not need to re-register.) Each child will receive a reading log and time log and will be eligible to earn prizes.
Prizes will be awarded based on the time spent reading or listening to print books, ebooks, magazines, audiobooks and Playaways. The more hours children spend reading or being read to, the more rewards they will be eligible to receive. Rewards may be claimed through Friday, September 4.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
- Programs are for Abington Township/Rockledge Borough residents only, unless listed as “Open to all area residents.”
- Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on advertised dates. A library card number may be required. Register in person or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.
- If your child cannot attend a program, please call the Children’s Department promptly so we can admit someone else.
At the Roslyn Branch Library, if you check out 10 books or more you can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to George’s Dreshertown Shop N’ Bag, a $25.00 gift card from Giant, bread for a year from Panera Bread, a gift card from Whole Foods, or a gift bag from Trader Joe’s.! You can enter as often as you like. Drawing will be held in September.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane,
it’s Jerome the Super Gnome!
Jerome the Super Gnome
will be hidden in a different spot
every day, until September 4, 2015.
Search for Jerome in the Children’s Department.
When you find him, leave him where he is.
Then come to the Children’s Information Desk
and tell us where you found him.
We will give you a prize!
It’s important to practice reading over the summer!
This free program matches children (Pre-K-2nd grade) with a teen buddy to read together for one hour a week. Children will practice reading aloud, learn new words, and discover the joy of reading.
Starts Monday, June 29. Ends Tuesday, Aug. 4. Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Registration begins June 1. Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 13) or online by clicking on the link for both children & teen registration for Abington Reads: http://bit.ly/abingtonreads
Fun Program! Attention Beginner Readers!
It is important to practice your reading over the summer! The Roslyn Branch is offering a fun program where beginner readers entering Kindergarten through entering third grade will be matched with a young adult (age 12-17) to listen to stories and practice reading aloud. The young adults will be volunteering as part of a service learning experience. They will receive training on read-aloud and listening techniques.
Registration begins June 1.
Just for Children
Check with our staff for special school and day care visits, booklists and tours.
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.
In the Children's Department you can access the MCLINC catalog. Call 215-885-5180, ext. 28, for details.
eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive
eResources for Children
- Book SnapShots
- Kids Search (K-8)
- Middle Search Main Edition
- Primary Search Main Edition
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.
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.
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 Library website. 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!
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?
Roslyn Branch Library...
...has new furniture!
The 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