Summer reading sign-up starts on Monday, June 10, and the program begins on June 24. The kid’s theme is “Dig Into Reading” and the teen theme is “Beneath the Surface.”
Contact the Kid’s Room at the Library for more details!
The Teen Summer Reading program at the Milne Public library, which will run from June 24 – August 2, will be open for registration starting on June 10. This year the nation-wide theme for teens is “Beneath the Surface,” and teen readers are encouraged to delve deeply into things that are of interest to them as they choose their summer reading books. Registrants will receive a book bag and a log when they sign up for the program. Sixth graders and up are eligible. There will be a raffle drawing each week for gift certificates from local business, as well as other gift cards from national companies.
The library will also be offering three, hands-on creative workshops for teens during July. From July 8 – July 12, local graphic artist Emily Brannan will offer “Dig Deep into Graphic Novels,” during which kids will have the opportunity to delve into the world of graphic novel writing and illustration, and create their own graphic novel. This workshop will be held from 10:30-12:30 each morning during that week.
On Thursday afternoon, July 18, Bennington artist and calligrapher Ann Kremers will offer “Masks: On the Surface,” a paper mask-making workshop. Sign-up for this workshop will begin on June 10.
“Beneath the Surface” is sponsored by the Friends of the Milne Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. We also receive support from Images Cinema, Where’d You Get That, Water Street Books, Amy’s Cottage, and other local merchants.
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Check out our newest testing resource for High School teens: Varsity Tutors.
They have free practice tests that teens can use to beef up their skills for college entrance exams.
If you have any questions about this resource, feel free to contact our Young Adult Librarian, Helen Olshever, at our library.
On Thursday, April 18, from 2-4 pm in the Children’s Room, elementary age children can learn how to play a variety of classic and new board games. There will also be Lego challenges, and kids are encouraged to bring their own favorite games to teach and play with others. Bring your friends and family and enjoy some gaming fun at the library!
This program has been temporarily suspended while Williams College students are on summer break. The program will resume in September when they return for classes.
“Reading is Great” is a buddy system reading program in partnership with Williams College. Your child can have a Williams College student be their “reading buddy” for a time, to encourage their reading skills.
“Reading is Great” is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30-noon, in the Children’s Room at the Milne Public Library.
This program will be suspended during the Williams College Spring Break: March 15-31.
February & Spring Programs for Teens!
“Amazing Portraits,” photography workshop for 6th graders and up,
with photographer/educator Caroline Schneider. This class will meet
twice at the library: Thursday, Feb. 21, 1-2 pm; and Thursday, Feb. 28, 3:30-4:40 pm.
Cameras will be provided if you don’t have one, and the workshop will
culminate in a photo exhibition at the library. Sign up in advance
in the children’s room at the library, or call us at 413-458-5369.
“2013 Massachusetts Teen Video Challenge!” Teens are invited to create a
video that promotes the annual library summer reading program. This year the theme is “Beneath the Surface.” If your video is chosen, you could win $275 and an award for your home library. For more information, talk to Helen Olshever (Children’s Room Librarian) or go to the Collaborative Summer Library Program website.