2019 Raving Readerz Book Club
Our Raving Readerz Book Club is for strong independent readers approximately 9 years of age and up who are always looking for the next good book. We read a variety of genres and look forward to lively discussion with book-related activities every other month. Anyone who would enjoy and is capable of reading the books on the current year’s list are welcome to join this group. You don’t have to commit to reading all the book selections – just the ones that interest you. A few weeks before the book club date, pick up the featured book from the Youth Services desk and be ready to celebrate and discuss it by the meeting date. Raving Readerz meet on select Mondays throughout the year from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Freeman Storytime Room at the Library.
The 2019 Raving Readerz Book Club schedule is as follows:
February 4: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
April 1: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin
June 3: Half Magic by Edward Eager
August 12: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
October 7: Wing & Claw: Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park
December 2: Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan AND end of the year party!
Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers – Early and Emergent Literacy Program
Books • Rhymes • Crafts • Music • Movement
Join us as we celebrate and promote early and emergent literacy at the Transylvania County Library.
Tuesday Hullabaloo time schedule:
10:00 – 10:30 Squirm & Toddle for ages birth through 2
10:30 – 11:00 Crafty Kids for ages 2 – 5
11:00 – 11:30 Preschool Storytime for ages 3 – 5
Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop, their speech and language skills become increasingly more complex. During early speech and language development, children learn skills that are important to the development of literacy (reading and writing). This stage, known as emergent literacy, begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.
From birth, babies listen to language patterns in everyday speech, as well as in rhyming, chanting, and singing – all of these play an important part in literacy development. As they develop, children see and interact with print in everyday situations. In everything from books and magazines to grocery lists, whether at home or in preschool, they are (and should be) encountering language in print well before they start elementary school.
Parents can see their child’s growing appreciation and enjoyment of print as he or she begins to recognize words that rhyme, to scribble with crayons, to point out street signs and symbols, and to name some letters of the alphabet. Gradually, children combine what they know about speaking and listening with what they know about print and become ready to learn to read and write.
That’s what Tuesday Hullabaloo! at the library is all about. Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, in all stages of development are welcome to our morning of celebration. Ages listed are typical ranges for the group activities. We realize that there will be some individual variance and we ask that you pay attention to your child’s signals to know what he/she is ready for, or ask us if you are not sure.
Summer Reading Program registration for youth begins on June 6th and ends August 21st. Come to the Library to pick up your reading log and begin reading all through the summer to earn great prizes! We have three youth programs to choose from: Babies (birth-2 years), Kids (3 years-5th grade), and Teens (grades 6-12).
How It Works:
- You must come to the library or bookmobile to pick up a reading/literacy log on or after June 6th.
- Every day, complete 20 minutes of reading (or for babies, one early literacy activity and read to your child at least 10 minutes per day).
- Bring your log back to the library or bookmobile and collect your prizes.
- It’s FREE to participate.
And don’t forget about all of the great programs and activities we have for babies, kids, and teens this summer!
For printable calendars of all June/July events for kids and families click here.
Please click here for a printable calendar of June/July/August teen events.
For complete details of all the Library’s programs, visit our online events calendar.
Early Literacy Program For Children Ages Birth to 2 years and their Caregivers
Research shows that talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with your young child jump-starts your child’s communication and pre-reading skills.
Do fun activities from the back of the literacy log like scribbling, dancing, walk & talks, and pretend play to earn prizes.
Earn Prizes for reading & completing literacy activities with your child
5 activities + 5 days of reading = bubbles
10 activities + 10 days of reading= squeaky ball
15 activities + 15 days of reading= puzzle
20 activities + 20 days of reading= brand new board book
Kids Summer Reading Program (3 years to 5th grade)
Kids who engage in reading over the summer are more likely to retain their academic skills and avoid the “summer slide.” Pre-readers can count time that someone reads to them for at least 20 minutes each day.
You’ll earn a prize for every 7 days of reading:
First 7 Days of reading: bookmark & sticker
14 Days of reading: pencil
21 Days of reading: folder
28 Days of reading: We take your photo and put it on your “rocket” on a display board at the Library
35 Days of reading: Choose a brand new paperback book to keep
42 Days of reading: Choose a brand new paperback book to keep
49 Days of reading: We print your name in an Honorary Library Book!
Teen Summer Reading Program (grades 6 to 12)
Teens who engage in reading over the summer are more likely to retain their academic skills and avoid the “summer slide.”
You can start earning prizes after 7 days of reading:
For every 7 days of reading you get an entry into our end-of-summer drawing for a new Kindle Fire HD 8 (32 GB)!
7 Days — one entry in drawing & bookmark
14 Days — one entry in drawing
21 Days — one entry in drawing
28 Days — one entry in drawing
35 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book
42 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book
49 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book