Summer Reading Program 2020

Summer Reading Program     

 

The Acton Memorial Library has partnered with Beanstack, an online reading tracking program to help us provide a simple, fun way for families to log their reading progress all summer long. It will help you report on time spent reading or listening, the books you read, the reviews you write, and the activity challenges you take on.

You can join the program online at Acton Memorial Beanstack or download the Beanstack appbeanstack app logoavailable from the major app stores.

Email the Children’s Department at actchildrens@minlib.net if you have any questions.

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Instruction to register for Summer reading Program 2020, text repeated in body of page

Summer Reading 2020

It's ONLINE

All listeners and readers are invited to join the Acton Memorial Library' s Summer Reading Program, July 7 to August 28.   

All reading counts- any time spent independently reading, reading as a family, or listening to audiobooks.  Kids can read whatever they would like to.

This summer we will be signing up and tracking Summer Reading using Beanstack website and app

Beanstack app is also available from the major app stores if mobile logging is your preference.

How To Sign Up

  1. To register go to https://actonmemorial.beanstack.com.
  2. Click on "Register an Individual or a Family".
  3. We recommend families registering multiple young children register as a "Family" which allows parent/caregiver easy access as an individual to all their child/children's summer reading logs, but older children can register as an individual if that is your family's preference.
  4. You will then add the "Adult Information" as well as your child's information under "Reader Information" (you will be prompted to add additional "Readers" for each of your children later.
  5. You will then be given the option to register for the reading program for your child's group.
  6. You will then be asked if you would like to register another child

 

 Instruction to register for Summer reading Program 2020, text repeated in body of page

Imagine Your Story Read-Aloud

Join children's librarian, Clare, as she reads aloud to you from fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world.

You need to preregister for the Zoom program, Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30. July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Register on the library's website  in the Events Calendar for each session.

The series is geared  towards middle and upper elementary grades.

 

 

 

Zoom Family Storytime instructions, text repeated in body of pageZoom Family Storytime

Please join us on Fridays at 10:00.

Look for lively singing, intriguing fingerplays, wonderful stories, prompts for fun crafts and happy times with favorite librarians, Miss Elise, Miss Jane and Lee.

Save these dates, July 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Register on the library's website in the Events Calendar for each session.

The series is a family program, all ages are welcome.

 

 

Week 8 Grade 4-6 Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8 Grade 4-6 Bingo gameWeek 8 Grade 4-6 Bingo Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7 Grade 4-6 Scavenger HuntWeek 7 Grade 4-6 Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7 Grade 4-6 BingoWeek 7 Grade 4-6 Bingo Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Games, the classics board games and some sports to get you laughing with your familyClassic Board Games and Sports Themed Word Search

This word search just might spark your imagination to play some favorite board games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 Grade 4-6 Scavenger Hunt addtional information in text to leftWeek 6 Grade 4-6  Scavenger Hunt

Use your judgement ----what's a "pretty" flower, "big" rock, "tall" tree, can a coffee stirrer be a stick, do you have to touch (or taste) a leaf to judge if it is crunchy?
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 Grades 4-6 Bingo Game, more information in the text to the left

Week 6 Grade 4-6 Bingo Game

Challenge yourrself to this new Bingo Game, do somethig indoors or outdoors, desgin an Obstacle Course, find a unique Leaf, on a tree, on a plant, on a flower, (don't touch the poison ivy), use your imagination to design your own cosplay costume, keep busy and imagine your challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word search based on what you can find in U.S. National ParksNational Park Theme Word Search

Plan your next trip to a National Park, search for items you want to put on your bucket list to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Themed Word SearchTime Themed Word Search

Can you find the days of the week, the months of the years and other words that describe time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castle Theme Bingo GameStuck In Your Castle Bing Game

Stuck inside because it's too hot outside?  Here are some fun indoor activities. choose 5 activities in a line (across, down, or diagonally). When you have completed five of the choices, you are a WINNER! If you like try another five choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhyming Theme Bingo GameRhyming Fun Scavenger Hunt  

Cross off the square of any item you can find. Find 10 items to win or challenge yourself and find even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Tale Themed Word SearchFairytale Themed Word Search

Can you make a list of the fairytales that these words remind you of? How many can you name that have a tower in them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt For Grades 4-6 week  5Week 5 Grade 4-6 Scavenger Hunt

Search around your room to find the items for this weeks hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine Your Story Bingo for Grades 4-6 week 5Week 5 Grade 4-6 Bingo Game 

One option- Take a picture of something you find outside and send it to a friend or family member (with a caregiver's permission)

Photo of toad This photo was taken outside this morning on a wall in the yard. Email your photos to the library and we will make an album Childrens' Department

 

 

 

 

 

Georgrpahy Word Search PageGeography Word Search    

After you find the words try to name an actual site (Great Barrier Reef)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 Scavenger Hunt for grades 4-6Week 4 Grade 4-6 Scavenger Hunt    

Good hunting, a book with a number in the title, a non-fiction bbok,a book with pictures, book with page numbers, a book with a photot of the author. Challenge yourself to find a different book with each feature and also a book with multitple features.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 grade 4-6 Bingo  pageWeek 4 Grade 4-6 Bingo Game    

Play this week's challenge with a friend. Let the Childrens' Department know if you write to an author and hear back from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Letter Wor Search sheetThree Letter Words Word Search    

Are you ready for this week's search?  Can you find all these three letter words. Print out the sheet and begin hunting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-3rd grade Bingo game theme is kindnessBingo Game for K-Grade 3 on Kindness    

This one is going to be easy, print out the page to begin. How many acts of kindness do you do daily already?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-Grade 3 Scavenger Hunt on summer heatScavenger Hunt for K-Grade 3 on Summer Heat   

Maybe you can stay out of the heat while you work on this scavenger hunt, but don't miss out on any summer fun. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt sheet week 3 grades 4-6Scavenger Hunt for Grades 4-6 "In Your Room"    

How many sundials do you think will be found in bedrooms?  Maybe you can ask Siri or Alexa?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bingo sheet for Grades 4-6 wk 3Imagine Your Story Grades 4-6 Bingo  week 3    

So many choices, what can you imagine yourself enjoying this summer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homonyms word search sheetHomonyms Word Search    

What are homonyms, words that are spelled differently and have very different meaning but when spoken they sound alike. Not all the words start with identiacl letters, for example air and heir, so they are not next to each other in the alhabetical list. See if you find all the oddities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scavnger Hunt for Grade 4-6 In the KitchenScavenger Hunt for Grades 4-6 "In the Kitchen"    

How familiar are you with everyday objects found in many kitchens? Are you an expert or a novice? Take the opportunity to become  a kitchen genius this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iamgine Your Story Bingo Grades 4-6Imagine Your Story Bingo for Grades 4-6    

So many great choices to imagine a new way to maximize your reading enjoyment  and broaden your world this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game of  catergories sheet, instrucion in the textCategories,  a game the whole family can play

How to play Categories: 

Any number of people can play, individuals or teams. Each player or team needs a worksheet and pencil. (Print this one out or use your own paper)

Decide how long the game will last:  5 or 10 minutes. The aim of the game is to name an item or thing that matches the category on the left and begins with the letter above each column. When everyone is ready, start the timer and start thinking.

When time is up the players take turns naming their answer for each category. A player gets one point for each answer that no other player has. The player with the most points wins.

You can see how easy it is to make your own category game.

You need 5 categories, which can be anything. Next a 5 letter word without duplicates and don’t use the letters Q, X, or Z. Make your own box with 25 sections, 5 across and 5 down. The 5 categories are on the left outside the box and the 5 letter word across the top, above the box. Take turns choosing the categories and the words.

 

Ocean Life Word SearchOcean Life Word Search         

Stay cool and focus on the deep oceans that surrounds us. Imagine floating blissfully on the waves and see how much sea life you recognize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bingo Card for Preshool Summer Reading Program 2020

 

Bingo Game for Preschoolers     

 

Print out the Bingo Card to play at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your choices to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

Beach Scavenger Hunt for Preschool summer 2020

Beach Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers    

Print out the Beach Scavenger Hunt sheet to play at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your choices to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

Coloring page for Bremen Town Musicians

Imagine yourself coloring this page    

While you bring this silly picture to life learn more about the imaginative folktale, The Bremen Town Musicians. Follow the link to
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm, by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, this story begins on page 136, but you can read many of the famous tales. Look for another coloring page next week.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten to Grade 3 Reading Bingo Card for Summer Reading Program

Bingo Game for Kindergarten to Grade 3

Print out the Bingo Card to play at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your choices to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten to Grade 3 Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt Card for Summer Reading ProgramNeighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kindergarten to Grade 3

Print out the Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt sheet to play at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your choices to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word Search Birds of MassachusettsBirds of Massachusetts Word Search    

Print out the word search to solve at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your searching to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word Search, Street Names in ActonStreets in Acton Word Search    

Print out the word search to solve at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your searching to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bingo Card for Grades 4 to 6 for Summer Reading Program 2020

Bingo Game for Grades 4-6   

Print out the Bingo Card to play at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your choices to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt sheet for Grades 4-6 Summer Reading Program 2020

Scavenger Hunt sheet for Grades 4-6    

 

Print out the Scavenger Hunt sheet to play at home.

If you have registered for the Summer Reading Program, you can log your choices to earn your activity badge.

 

 

 

 

 

Completion Certificate Summer Reading Program 2020Summer Reading Program Certificate 2020    

When you have completed the Summer Reading Program please print out your certificate.

 

Congratulations!