Summer Reading 2019…

Looking for the Cranbury School 2019 Summer Reading List?

CPL “A Universe of Stories” Summer Enrichment Program

Kickoff: Monday, June 24 (Sign-up begins) Last Day: Monday, August 26 (Final day to turn in Reading Logs and Raffle Tickets for Moon Lamp Grand Prize)

How it works: When a child comes in to sign up for the program, they will receive three things: a temporary tattoo, a reading log, and a sheet of mini-stickers. Each mini-sticker represents 20 minutes of reading time (our unit of measure for the program). A prize is awarded for every 100 minutes worth of stickers. So, for every 5 stickers on the log-in sheet, a prize (of ever-increasing value) is given.

How minutes are earned: Minutes can be earned three ways: 1.) Reading (naturally!) – at home, in the library, wherever. Being read to counts. So does listening to audiobooks. And, it can be any kind of material: graphic novels, comics, magazines, cereal boxes, etc. Every 20 minutes earns a sticker on the reading log. 2.) Coming to storytime. Storytimes usually last between 20-30 minutes. When a child attends storytime, they will be guaranteed 3 stickers (minutes rounded up, plus a bonus for attending) on their reading log. 3.) Attending a program. Program attendance earns 5 stickers (100 minutes and a guaranteed prize!)

Raffle Tickets and the Grand Prize: The Moon Lamp will be given away to the lucky winner whose name is chosen by raffle at the end of the program. Raffle tickets are given when a.) a child signs up for summer enrichment, and b.) each time they earn 5 stickers on their reading log. We will have raffle tickets ready at the circulation desk, and a decorated coffee can into which they can drop their tickets. Kids should write down their name, age, and phone number on each ticket.

Kids do not have to be Cranbury residents or cardholders (although we certainly encourage them to get one) to participate. All are welcome.

Aliens – Escape from Earth! By ScienceTellers

Tuesday, July 2, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth. Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!

Loony Lunar Phases

Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the Moon’s influence on us as we explore its phases. We’ll read stories celebrating the Moon, then celebrate the lunar phases by recreating them with Oreo cookies!

Your Body in Space

Tuesday, July 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What happens to your body when it’s not held in place by gravity? Find out as we model an astronaut’s muscles and bones in the microgravity environment of outer space!

Crater Creations

Tuesday, July 23, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are the asteroid as we create craters on our very own lunar surface. How deep? How wide? It’s up to you!

Astronomy for Everyone

Tuesday, July 30

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