Books ~N~ Babies

JUNE 2020Dear Library Families,

As you know, things look much different around the world and even in our little spot on the planet. We have missed seeing all of the kids terribly but in an effort to follow protocol and help keep everyone safe, we will be doing our Summer Reading Program very differently this year. We appreciate your cooperation and support to have this summer run the best we can and of course, have lots of fun.
Let's "Imagine Your Story" with a whole new twist!

Registration is going to be very different this year and more important than ever. We ask that anyone participating in programs be registered. This is to ensure that we can serve as many in our community as possible and it be enjoyable for all involved.
Registration can be completed by emailing with the following information:
Grade in August
Independent Reader or Family Reader?

If you do not have access to email you can send this information through Facebook Messenger to the “Portales Public Library” or that information can be received at the library by phone or in person if the library is open.
Once registered, each child will receive a bag with all the information and some basic supplies to get started. These will be available beginning June 1st and will be first come first serve, while supplies last.

Things to look forward to:
Tuesdays @ 10:30 am - Virtual instructions/ demos for take home crafts, activities, and/or games for kids from Kindergarten – 6th grade.
Wednesdays @10:30 am - Virtual Storytime and instructions for take home crafts for preschool kids.
Thursdays @10:30 am Virtual Guest Presenters
Craft packets can be picked up Mondays at 10:00 am and are available until supplies run out. They will be given away on a first come first serve basis. Most of the craft items can be improvised if you are unable to come and get one. We ask that you be courteous and only pick up one “packet” per child based on their age group.
We will have special drawings for kids that post pictures of their projects in the comments for that project. More participation = more chances for prizes!

Reading Logs
Reading Logs will be available online. The URL will be posted each week or you can always save it by bookmarking the page and clicking on it each week. There will also be paper copies available and the information can be recorded in the library. A separate one will need to be filled out for each person completing a reading log and shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes.
Weekly prizes will be awarded for every two hours read each week. The prizes will be available at circulation (assuming we are open and able to do so). These logs (if not submitted online) will be presented, then recorded, but not collected.

Our goal is to make this Summer Reading Program fun and simple for everyone. Please refer to this letter for answers to most questions but please do not hesitate to ask if we can be of further assistance.

Enthusiastically Yours,
Portales Public Library Youth Services Team

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