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2022 Summer Reading

2022 Summer Reading

WELCOME TO SUMMER READING!

July 5th – August 20th

THIS SUMMER, you’re invited join the Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library in Oceans of Possibilities, the official 2022 Summer Reading program!

What is the the Summer Reading program?

Every year, public libraries across the United States hold programs to encourage children to read throughout the summer months. These programs are designed to combat the “summer slide” that happens when children lose some of the learning progress gained during the school year. Children can lose up to TWO MONTHS of reading progress during the summer months.

It is important to encourage active reading throughout the summer so that children are set up for success for the upcoming school year.

Summer Reading at your Libraries

The Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library are running two, free Summer Reading programs during Summer 2022. Community members are encouraged to participate in both programs!

By offering weekly craft packs, in-person activities, and prizes we hope to encourage children to come in, browse our collection and order books within the Mid-Hudson Library System.

At the Catskill Public Library, stop by for a welcome kit, set your reading goals, and visit us every week for in-person crafts and activities!

At the Palenville Branch Library, pick up your “Welcome Beach Pail” filled with goodies as well as your “reading buddy”, register for weekly “take and make” craft packs, and visit us WEEKLY for special “Deep StEAm Diving” in-person activities!

Registration for welcome kits and activities is required.

Registration begins Sunday, June 26th.

Click on the tabs below to see what our libraries have planned!
Registration

Due to limited space and supplies, all crafts and activities require registration.
Registration is easy and free!

Registration begins Sunday, June 26th.

Registration can be done:

  • Through our online EVENTS CALENDAR
  • Via phone by calling (518) 943-4230
  • In person at a circulation desk
Reading Goals & Giveaways

To combat the “Summer Slide”, participants will be asked to set a personal reading goal.

Reading goals are the total number of minutes read during the Summer Reading program. Reading goals are tracked on handouts given away with the Summer Reading Welcome Kits.

Finish your reading goals for extra prizes like free ice cream scoop tickets at the end of August!

There is no penalization for not reaching a reading goal.

Set your own goal or take one of the recommended challenges below!
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Activities Calendar

Note: Space and supplies are limited. Registration is required for all activities.

Activities include tiny pieces and may not be suitable for small children.

WELCOME WEEK: July 5th – July 9th

Pick up your welcome kit and set your reading goals!

WEEK ONE: July 11th – July 16th

Welcome in Summer Reading with crafts!

Monday, July 11th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 5-9

Seashell decorations, watercolors, and identification.

Wednesday, July 13th @ 3:30 PM4:15 PM
Best for ages 10-17

Marbled mug making with nail polish.

Friday, July 15th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 1-4

Story Time! with Miss Emily.

WEEK TWO: July 18th – July 23rd

All about Ocean Animals! Join us for some STEAM activities.

Monday, July 18th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 5-9

Making light-up angler fish with LED lights, batteries, and copper tape. This craft includes tiny objects and may not be suitable for young children.

Wednesday, July 20th @ 3:30 PM4:15 PM
Best for ages 10-17

Craft a jellyfish with a paper lantern and strings of lights.

Friday, July 22nd @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 1-4

Story Time! with Miss Emily

WEEK THREE: July 25th – July 30th

This week is history themed!

Monday, July 25th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 5-9

“Can you Dig It?” sensory jar using mason jars, sand, water, and lots of buried treasure! This craft includes tiny objects and may not be suitable for young children.

Wednesday, July 27th @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Best for ages 10-17

“Play like Vikings” historical board games.

Friday, July 29th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 1-4

Story Time! with Miss Emily.

WEEK FOUR: August 1st – August 6th

Join us for interactive activities about lighthouses and mysteries!

Monday, August 1st @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 5-9

Team lighthouse building.

Wednesday, August 3rd @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Best for ages 10-17

Lighthouse-themed tabletop roleplaying oneshot. This activity is limited to 6 players.

Friday, August 5th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 1-4

Story Time! with Miss Emily.

WEEK FIVE: August 8th – August 13th

We’re all about science this week with more STEAM activities!

Monday, August 8th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 5-9

“Hold my water” experiment. Can you carry water in your hand?

Wednesday, August 10th @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Best for ages 10-17

“Hurricane Challenge”. Work in a team to build something that can hold up against weather!

Friday, August 12th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 1-4

Story Time! with Miss Emily.

WEEK SIX: August 15th – August 20th

We end Summer Reading with fantasy & folklore crafts!

Monday, August 15th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 5-9

“Here Be Monsters” fantasy map making.

Wednesday, August 17th @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Best for ages 10-17

“Sunken Cities” clay craft. Build underwater ruins with us!

Friday, August 19th @ 10 AM – 11 AM
Best for ages 1-4

Story Time! with Miss Emily.

Registration

Due to limited space and supplies, all crafts and activities require registration.
Registration is easy and free!

There is NO charge for any craft packs or activities BUT donations are always appreciated! 

We do have a limited availability of craft packs & spots for our in-house activities, so please make sure to register as they get posted!

PS- At the end of the program, each child will be given a special prize for being a part of this year’s Summer Reading! 

Registration begins Sunday, June 26th.

Registration can be done:

  • Find and like our Facebook page: Palenville Library
    • The weekly craft and weekly in-house activity will be posted as UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Through our online EVENTS CALENDAR
  • Via phone by calling (518) 678-3357
  • In person at a circulation desk
Summer Reading Kickoff: “BEACH PARTY BLAST!”

July 5th – July 9th
During open business hours.

We are kicking off our Summer Reading Program with a “Beach Party” where you will pick up your welcome beach pail filled with goodies from our staff members dressed up in tropical costumes! We will register your child for our FREE summer reading program, give them their welcome beach pail filled with lots of goodies, and take their picture with some cool props!

You will also be adopting a pretend goldfish who you will be reading to all summer long! Because the theme is Oceans of Possibilities, this “reading buddy” will be an imitation goldfish children will read with all summer long!

Available for ages 2-13.

IMPORTANT: For this particular event, you MUST bring your child(ren) to the library in order to receive the welcome package and sign up for the program. During the following weeks, you will be able to pick up the weekly craft packs even if you don’t have the kids with you that day!

“TAKE AND MAKE” Weekly Crafts

Each week we will distribute a kit with that week’s craft project – the bags can be picked up inside the library OR using curbside pickup if you prefer.

Each Facebook event will list the dates and times the craft packs can be picked up for that week. Registration is REQUIRED each week. Sign Up Link will be posted the week prior.

Activities include tiny pieces and may not be suitable for small children.

You can come inside to pick up your weekly craft pack during our open business hours. We no longer require masks in the building. We can also run it out to your car if you prefer.

WEEK ONE: July 11th – July 16th

Jellyfish Lanterns

WEEK TWO: July 18th – July 23rd

DIY Light Up Aquarium

WEEK THREE: July 25th – July 30th

Sea Shell Wind Chime

WEEK FOUR: August 1st – August 6th

Ocean Headband (ages 2 – 8)

OR Resin Bookmark (ages 9+)

WEEK FIVE: August 8th – August 13th

Clay Pot Shark (ages 2 – 8)

OR Diamond Art Kits (ages 9+)

WEEK SIX: August 15th – August 20th

Rock-topus Garden Glove

“DEEP STEAM DIVING” Activity Schedule

 Every week we will be doing a “Deep StEAm Diving” Activity! You will have the option of attending either on Tuesdays from 12-3 OR Thursdays from 3-6. These are drop in events (come ANYTIME during those hours) BUT registration is REQUIRED for whichever day you choose. Sign Up Link will be posted the week prior.

Activities include tiny pieces and may not be suitable for small children.

For these Activities: You can come ANYTIME during the listed hours!

Super Cool Science Experiment Stations

Tuesday, July 12th @ 12 PM – 3 PM
OR
Thursday, July 14th @ 3 PM – 6 PM

Mermaid Slime

Tuesday, July 19th @ 12 PM – 3 PM
OR
Thursday, July 21st @ 3 PM – 6 PM

Jellyfish Pencil Case

Tuesday, July 26th @ 12 PM – 3 PM
OR
Thursday, July 28th @ 3 PM – 6 PM

Squirt Gun Painting

Tuesday, August 2nd @ 12 PM – 3 PM
OR
Thursday, August 4th @ 3 PM – 6 PM

Felt Starfish Sewing Plushie

Tuesday, August 9th @ 12 PM – 3 PM
OR
Thursday, August 11th @ 3 PM – 6 PM

Creating Ocean Themed Food Treats

Tuesday, August 16th @ 12 PM – 3 PM
OR
Thursday, August 18th @ 3 PM – 6 PM

Summer Reading @ Dutchman’s Landing!

The Catskill Public Library will be hosting TWO programs at Dutchman’s Landing Park this summer.

The programs are free and open to the public.

The programs do not require registration!

Friday, July 15th @ 1 PM – 2 PM

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. is visiting Catskill to perform Camp Ocean!

Mr. Sharky, your snaggle-toothed camp counselor, has planned a fish-fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea just for you! Learn the ropes: how to puff like a pufferfish, flop like a flounder, and fence with swordfish. You’ll search for buried treasure and dive into the mysteries of the ocean, and you might even earn a badge or two. All hands on deck as we get underway for a summer of fun!

Wednesday, August 17th 1 PM – 2 PM

We’re welcoming Jani Poppins Bubble Parties and DJ Todd back to Catskill!

A Jani Poppins Bubble Party is a unique and interactive outdoor experience. Their programs are upbeat with great music and excitement for ALL AGES and are, of course, filled with BUBBLES!

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Catskill Public Library & Palenville Branch Library

Hours:
Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-6:30pm
Thursday: 11am-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Palenville Branch Library

Hours:
Monday: 9am-12pm
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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