Batavia Public Library

Summer Reading Club 2019

It’s Showtime at Your Library
May 30–August 5

Are you ready for your close-up? Starting May 30, it’s your time to shine! Children, teens, and adults will experience glitz and glimmer, comedy, and adventure with show-stopping programs, events, activities, crafts, incentives, and much more!

  • Pick up your reading log and start recording your reading beginning May 30
  • Turn in your reading log by Aug. 5 at 9pm
  • Books may be read or listened to (in any format)

Summer Reading is for adults too! Once you’ve read four books, take your completed reading log to the Reference Desk and collect a small prize. Your name will be entered in the drawing for bigger prizes at the end of the program. Limit 10 logs.

Give books the starring role this summer and earn incentives with the Summer Reading Club for students in grades 9–12. Each time you complete a reading log of three books and take your reading log to the Reference Desk, you will earn a small prize. Your name will be entered in the prize drawing at the end of the program.

Birth through Two Years
Parents and babies will have fun together this summer while sharing books, rhymes, and lap games. Log an early literacy activity each day to earn rewards. Learn more at the Summer Reading Club preview, following Play & Learn, on May 17 at 10am.

Two Years through Eighth Grade
Choose your personal daily reading goal based on your reading habits. Keep track of each day you read and earn rewards throughout the summer. Take your reading log to the Youth Services Desk to collect your reward. Parents of preschoolers can learn more at the Summer Reading Club preview on May 16 at 10am.

Summer Reading Club Special Events

Storywalk by the River
Sat., June 22, 11am
Join us for Batavia Public Library’s first ever strolling storytime along the river. We will meet in the courtyard in front of Batavia City Hall on North Island Avenue and take a walk along the Riverwalk, following storyboards and doing activities as we go. Rain location at the Batavia Public Library.

Set Design
Thurs., June 27, 2–4pm
Grades 5–8
We are putting on a Reader’s Theatre production this summer and we need your help to set the scene! Do you like to draw and create signs and props? Join us for these two hours of set design. Registration required.

Moonflight Adventures
Thursday, July 11, 11 pm
Ages 5 and older
Join us for a trip into outer space! Veteran spaceflight docent Bill Andrews shows what it’s really like when astronauts go into space. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, we’ll see how astronauts landed on the Moon for the first time, watch a live demonstration of how rockets work, and view an actual launch while experiencing the roar of a rocket engine. Discover what it’s like to live and work in total weightlessness, including how the astronauts eat, sleep, and even go to the bathroom in zero gravity. The program is intended for families with children age 5 and older. Tickets for this program will be available beginning July 1. Please show your Batavia Library card or summer reading logbook to receive a ticket. No registration required. Door to the Founders Room open at 6:45 p.m.