The Meadows Valley Public Library District will provide public library services to meet the information needs of members of our community. As we provide learning experiences for children in their formative years, and resources for continuing education to benefit adults, we will also enrich lives by providing equal access to knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment.
Come in beginning May 24th after school to sign-up for Summer Reading! To sign-up, just come by the library during normal business hours.
How the program works: * Children of all ages & abilities can participate. * Children may register anytime during the program, but must be registered before earning reading tokens. * When children register they will receive a free goody bag. * Children can earn ‘tokens’ for reading & the tokens can be spent at the incentive store. * There are also 7 free weekly Story Time programs, during which we read some stories, create crafts or play games & have a snack. * Participants will be invited to a party at the end of the program!
Sign-up Beginning May 24th after school! (Readers can only begin logging time after they sign-up. Books may be from home, the library or another source but must be read after signing-up. Readers cannot earn tokens for books they have read before.)
June 12th - Dig Into READING!
June 19th - Digging Up Dinosaurs
June 26th - Earth Digging Machines
We are skipping the week of July 3rd
July 10th - Antz Movie (Held once from 1:15pm to 3:00pm)
July 17th - Sand Diggers
July 24th - Dig & Grow
July 31st - Dirt Diggers
August 7th - Water Games Party(This party will be held at the end of the program at the city park from 1:15pm to 3:00pm.)
Summer Reading Rules: Summer Readers of all ages and reading abilities can begin signing-up for the 2013 Summer Reading Program on Friday, May 24th. Participants can sign-up for the program any time between May 24th and July 31st, but must be signed-up before reading to earn tokens. Participants who can read on their own must read materials at their reading level to earn tokens. Pre-readers can be read to by anyone to earn tokens and siblings who read to pre-readers will also earn tokens for both the pre-reader and themselves. Librarians will occasionally ask readers to give a verbal report about what they have read. Readers who are caught collecting tokens for material they did not read will lose all incentive prizes and tokens for the remainder of the summer. Tokens can be used to purchase incentive prizes at the Summer Reading Incentive Store. The store will be available beginning June 12th, following the first summer reading program, and will be available each day until the summer reading party on August 7th. Prizes must be purchased no later than the summer reading party. Readers can make purchases at the store once each day, even on days we are not holding summer reading programs, but only once each day. Parents are welcome to assist their children with making good prize choices, but are asked to please allow the children to buy their own prizes! Also, please be aware that different prizes are appropriate for different ages and all prizes are inexpensive, so please don’t expect ‘refunds’ or ‘exchanges’ after prizes have been taken out of the library. Prizes will be added to the incentive store by staff at staff discretion and all items may not be available at all times, so check back often, but please don’t ask staff to check for or add prizes from the back-stock.
Each year the Meadows Valley Public Library offers a FREE Summer Reading Program to all local area children. The library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning this summer. Children who join the summer reading program keep their brains active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed. The Summer Reading Program is a positive and safe environment for kids and provides them with a beneficial way to spend their free time.
Summer Reading Participants are given book bags, pencils, bookmarks, activity pages, and more when they sign-up for the program. Readers also earn prizes by reading and tracking how much they read. The library also provides crafts, games and snacks for all of the summer readers. Of course, providing this kind of quality program costs money, but participants and their families are never charged a fee for any part of the program and all children are welcome and encouraged to participate.
You can help the library present such a valuable program by Sponsoring one or more Summer Readers! Each sponsorship cost just $10 and provides a summer reader with all of the fun the Summer Reading Program has to offer! We can’t do it without help, so please consider Sponsoring a Summer Reader! If you would like to be a Sponsor, please send donation to: Meadows Valley Public Library, P.O. Box 436, New Meadows, ID 83654 or you can drop your donation at the library. Your donation may be tax deductible. Thanks in advance for your help!
Volunteers are welcome to help with a single program, a few programs or all 8 programs. Volunteers are needed for things such as: reading during story time, helping during craft time and providing a snack. There are sign-up sheets available at the library for the various volunteer jobs available.
If you are interested in helping, please stop by the library any time! For more information, please contact the library at 347-3147.
Summer Hours - April 1 - October 31
Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm
Saturday : 11am to 2pm
Closed on Sundays & National Holidays
Winter Hours - November 1 - March 31
Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays
400 Virginia, New Meadows, ID 83654
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