BELFAST — The Belfast Free Library will offer an adapted summer reading program including outdoor events and take-home projects from July 6 – August 22.
This year’s summer reading program offers options for kids preK – grade 5 and young adults grades 6 – 12. Younger readers can sign up for Take-Home Tuesdays, with projects and activity kits available for pickup every week from July 7 – August 18.
The library will also offer outdoor StoryWalks in collaboration with Coastal Mountains Land Trust at Head of the Tide Preserve on Saturdays – Sundays, July 11/12 and August 8/9, and in collaboration with the City of Belfast along the Belfast Rail Trail on Friday – Saturday, August 21/22.
Readers have the option of choosing books to keep and to participate in outdoor book discussion groups. The first, an all-ages book group, meets to talk about The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-El on Tuesday, July 28. Middle grade readers are invited to meet on August 11 to discuss We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey. For the upper middle grades and teens, the library offers copies of Nightbooks by J.A. White, with the book group meeting on Thursday, July 30. All books will be available beginning July 6.
Teen participants are encouraged to complete reading and activity challenges all summer. Take-home projects for this group include materials to make your own squishies and wind chimes. Additionally, those entering grades 6 and up are invited to submit stories to the Tall Tales Writing Contest. The contest deadline is July 31 and details about submissions as well as prizes are available on the library website’s Teen page.
All library programs are free and open to the public, and all materials will be available for pick-up on the children’s floor or at curbside. For more information contact the library at 207-338-3884 ext. 24.