All summer long, the literacy pros at Bethlehem library are promoting and supporting school-age literacy with events such as First Chapters, Family Book Discussion, Reader Read-Ins and Paws to Read. With these programs, young readers can explore new and exciting stories while developing crucial reading skills.
Kids and families are invited to stop by Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. for a First Chapters book event where first impressions count. Read the first chapter of one of our selected books and check it out or pass it on.
On Monday, July 29, at 10 a.m., we’re hosting a Reader Read-In with the Summer Reading theme: A Universe of Stories. Kids in grades 1 to 5 are invited to practice reading with a teen volunteer (supervised by one of our literacy experts), or read quietly alone or as a family. Refreshments will be available. More read-ins are scheduled for August.
Check out the calendar at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org for even more upcoming school-age literacy events.
P.S.: Many of these activities will help you reach your Summer Reading Challenge goals, so sign up today and get rewarded for reading.
Plan an escape
Would your puzzle-solving skills be enough to save you in an unforgiving environment like space? Will your team be able to cooperate long enough to survive? Can you keep your wits about you as the clock counts down to zero? Find out at one of our upcoming space-themed breakout rooms celebrating Summer Reading’s Universe of Stories.
Adults get first crack at this on Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. with the Breakout Room: Lost in Space program. On Wednesday, July 31, at 10 a.m. children ages 7 to 11 are invited to solve the Breakout Room: Galactic Space Race. Later that day, at 2:30 p.m., is the Breakout Room: Space Rocks, for teens.
All programs are similar to an Escape Room, where you use your puzzle-solving skills to unlock the box before time is up. Sign up by calling 518-439-9314 or selecting your event on the calendar online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
— Kristen Roberts