Dream Big- Read!!

Manross Memorial Library Summer Reading Program

June 25th. – August 10th.

Sign-up begins: June 18th.



How the Program Works

1. Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins June 18th.

2. Summer Reading Participants may then sign-up for a variety of programs.

3. You’ll receive a logbook to record the titles of books or minutes you read this summer.

4. Sign a contract with the librarian to decide how many books or minutes you plan to read.

5. We will be offering a variety of programs & prizes all summer, so see the

list of events on the back of this flier and drop in as often as possible.

6. Everyone who completes the program by finishing their contract will be invited to a

special ice cream social.

7.  Reading alone, reading with parents, and being read-to, all count toward completing the contract!

For more information, or to register,

Please visit or call the library

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Manross Memorial Library

Dream Big—READ!

Summer Reading 2012

Special Programs Calendar


  • Annual Pet Parade with Special Guest Rocky Rock Cat (all ages): Friday, June 22 at 9:00 a.m.  Stuffed or live pets OK. Every pet is a winner.  In the lower parking lot.  Registration required.
  • Nutmeg Lunch Bunch Book Club (grades 4-6): Mondays, June 25 through August 6 at 1:00 p.m.  Bring your Lunch!  Books available at the library.  Registration required.
  • Summer Story Time (all ages):  Wednesdays, June 27 through August 8 at 10:30 p.m.  Drop-in.  No registration required.  (No Story Time on July 4 or July 25).
  • “Dreams, Books & Magic,” magic & comedy w/ Steve Woyce (all ages):  Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m.  Registration required.
  • “Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Breakfast” (all ages): Drop off stuffed animals during library hours on Thursday, July 12.  Find stuffed animals & have breakfast at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13. Registration required.
  • “Shivers & Chills,” spooky stories for a friendly fright with music & games (all ages): Thursday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m.  Registration required.
  • “Go for the Stars,” Science & robotics with Gary Pozzato & ROBO the Friendly Robot (ages 5 & up):  Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.    Registration required. 
  •  “Dream Big-Read!” magic show with Magic Jim Vargias (all ages):  Monday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m.  Registration required. 
  • “Father Goose’s Tales,” songs & stories with Nappy’s Puppets (all ages):  Wednesday, August 1, at 11:30 a.m.   Registration required.
  • “Juggling & Summer Reading Fun,” comedy & magic with Flow Circus (all ages):  Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m.  Registration required.
  • Ice Cream Social, closing program.  Open to all summer reading participants who have completed their reading contracts.  Friday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m.