Policies

For Children:

Summer Library Program 2022:

June 15- July 27, 2022

Register between May 9 and June 3:

Pre-K-5th Grade

Pring and fill out the PDF Registration Document- HERE or fill out the online form HERE. Registration forms are available at the circulation counter, linked on our Facebook & website, and will be sent home from the Durant.

Group 1: Pre-K & younger– 10-10:50am
Group 2: K-5th– 11-11:50am
Group 3: K-5th– 1-1:50pm
Group 4: K-5th– 2-2:50pm
K-5th grade can sign up for one time slot (group 2,3, & 4) group  sizes will be capped at 25.

Have different ages of children?  Sign up for a group time (2, 3, or 4) and let us know how many you will be bringing. Children 3 years and younger must attend group 1 with a caretaker 14 years old or older.

 

Adults & Teens:

Teen and Adult PDF Registration Document- HERE or fill out the online form HERE.

Don’t despair! Summer Library Program activities will be available for all ages. Activities will range from BINGO sheet reading challenges, crafts, and drawings. Fill out a registration form and keep an eye out for more information to come.

 

Story Time

Join us for stories and tactile play.

Sophia leads our Toddler StoryTime on Wednesday mornings at 10:00. Fun can be had with stories, tactile play, and even guest readers. While our youngest children enjoy stories, develop social skills and get creative they also build early literacy skills and a love of books, reading, and literature.

  • Wednesday 10:00 AM  for 20-25 minutes
  • Themed Stories and Crafts.
  • Play and social time


We encourage parents and caregivers to participate with their little ones during StoryTime.

There is no charge for this program. Registration is not necessary.

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

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Sumner Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Just follow these steps:

1.    Register: Sign up at circulation counter and pick up your program materials.

2.    Track Your Reading: Fill in a circle for each book you read with your child on your reading record.

3.    Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in storytime, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book.

4.    100-Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, bring your reading record and your child, to the library, to receive a special reward. Take home a new reading record for your next 100 books.

5.    1,000 Books: You did it! Come celebrate at the library, see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame, and receive a free book.

6.    Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!

Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit the Sumner Public Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.

One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! Ask our friendly staff for suggestions—we’re here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Happy Reading!

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The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically for your youngest patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference.

The AWE Learning Computer is located in the Children's area!