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Reading by Design

Summer Reading Form
5/30 - Summer Reading Begins


June and July - 6th through 8th Grade Book Club Online
(Read the book of the month and write your questions or comment on a question online on the book club blog)

June and July - Book Cover Look and Find on Bulletin Board (All Ages)
(Picture of Book Cover posted on Bulletin Board, you must find the objects listed)

June - Blind Date with a Book Display (5th-8th Grade)
(Books covered in Wrapping so you can't tell what book it is you are checking out until you read it)

July - Cards for Service Members (All Ages)
(Create Cards for us to send to our service men and women)

6/1 - Storytime 5:00 - 6:00PM
(Pre-K-1st Grade)
(Stories on a specific Theme with crafts, fingerplays, songs, etc...)

6/1 - Fractured Fairy Tale Theater 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What if Cinderella flew to the ball in a spaceship? How about if Red Riding Hood
met Big Bad Zombie on the way to grandma’s house? Watch as these twisted,
fractured fairy tales are brought to life in hilarious fashion by your teens)


6/5 My Dream Library Cave Art and Puzzle Design 3:30 - 5:00PM (K-3rd Grade)
(Create a cave wall art of what a library would look like in the cave-man days)
(Make a puzzle with construction paper)


6/6 - Tron and Glow in the Dark Jar 4:00-6:30PM (All Ages)
(Watch the movie Tron and make a Glow in the Dark Jar)

6/7 - Anime/GN Club 3:30-4:30PM
(Do a craft, project, or watch a movie that goes along with Anime or Graphic Novels)

6/8 - Fractured Fairy Tale Theater 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What if Cinderella flew to the ball in a spaceship? How about if Red Riding Hood
met Big Bad Zombie on the way to grandma’s house? Watch as these twisted,
fractured fairy tales are brought to life in hilarious fashion by your teens)


6/10 - Design Night 1:00 - 4:00PM
(All Ages)
(An evening event with stations for multiple aspects of design. Art Design, Electronic, Fashion, Mechanical, Robotic, Science and Video Game Design)

6/12 - S.T.E.M. Stations 3:00-5:00PM
(All Ages)
 (various stations where parents and babies and toddlers can experiment with concepts.
Some examples include: Building activities with blocks or duplos, Creative design with play dough, salt dough, or edible clay, Ramps with cardboard and anything that might roll, such as small cars, Color activities with color paddles, cellophane, or tinted plastic cups, Numbers/sequencing with colorful balls or toys, or Other ideas could deal with comparing, opposites, observing, questioning, and much more!)


6/13 - Smart House and Color Changing Carnations
(All Ages)
(Watch the movie Smart House and make a
Carnation change colors)

6/14 - 2nd and 3rd Grade Book Club 2:30 - 4:00PM
(Discuss the book of the month and have a snack)


6/15 - Storytime 5:00 - 6:00PM
(Pre-K -1st Grade)
(Stories on a specific Theme with crafts, fingerplays, songs, etc...)

6/15 - Fractured Fairy Tale Theater 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What if Cinderella flew to the ball in a spaceship? How about if Red Riding Hood
met Big Bad Zombie on the way to grandma’s house? Watch as these twisted,
fractured fairy tales are brought to life in hilarious fashion by your teens)


6/19 - Lego Writing Workshop 3:00 - 5:00PM
(All Ages)
(Children will have a chance to write a story about their Lego creations. Children will use Legos to create at least three different scenes from blocks, and then write about those scenes)

6/20 - Flubber and Flubber
(All Ages)
(Watch Flubber and Make Flubber)

6/21 -
4th and 5th Grade Book Club 2:30 - 4:00PM
(Discuss the book of the month and have a snack)


6/22 - Fractured Fairy Tale Theater 7:00 -8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What if Cinderella flew to the ball in a spaceship? How about if Red Riding Hood
met Big Bad Zombie on the way to grandma’s house? Watch as these twisted,
fractured fairy tales are brought to life in hilarious fashion by your teens)


6/26 - Draw Manga Pets 3:30 - 4:30PM
(All Ages)
(Come in and Draw Manga Pets with others that like to draw, books on Drawing Manga Pets will be provided)

6/26 - Make Edible Necklaces 4:30-5:00PM (Pre-K-3rd Grade)
(Make a neckalce out of cereal, life savers, and other edible creations)

6/27 - Ice Princess and Fake Snow
(All Ages)
(Watch Ice Princess and make Snow)
6/28 - Magic/Pokemon Card game Club 2:30 - 3:30PM (All Ages)
(Play Magic: The Gathering or the Pokemon Card Games against your friends)

6/28 - American Girl Club 4:00-5:00PM
(All Ages)
(Discuss the girl of the month and make a craft based on her background)


6/29 - Fractured Fairy Tale Theater 7:00-8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What if Cinderella flew to the ball in a spaceship? How about if Red Riding Hood
met Big Bad Zombie on the way to grandma’s house? Watch as these twisted,
fractured fairy tales are brought to life in hilarious fashion by your teens)


7/1 - Fractured Fairy Tale Theater Production 1:00 - 3:00PM
(Time may change depending on length of production)
(Production of the Fractured Fairy Tale)

7/3 - Book Maze Craft and Parallelagram Flower 3:30 - 4:30PM
(All Ages)
(Make a Maze from the scenes from a book)
(Make a flower out of a Parallelagram)


We will be closed July 4 in observance of Independance Day!

7/5 -
Anime/GN Club 3:30-4:30PM
(Do a craft, project, or watch a movie that goes along with Anime or Graphic Novels)


7/6 - Storytime 5:00-6:00PM
(Pre-K -1st Grade)
(Stories on a specific Theme with crafts, fingerplays, songs, etc...)

7/6 - Zine Workshop 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What is a zine? The word comes from “magazine” or “fanzine” and refers to a selfpublished, small circulation booklet produced as a form of self-expression (often in black and white via photocopier). Zines are a great way to get hands-on experience in design and book making, as well as show off creative writing, personal interests, and artistic skills. What should a zine be about? Anything! In the workshop, each person can create their own eight-page zine or contribute one or more pages to a group-produced zine)

7/10 - Pixel Portraits, Popsicle Stick Art and Secret Code Craft 3:00 - 5:00PM
(All Ages)
(Use Graph Paper to make a Pixelised Portrait)
(Use Posicale Stick to create art on paper)
(Use styrofoam cups to create a secret code)


7/11 - Meet the Robinsons and Marker Robot
(All Ages)
(Watch Meet the Roninsons and make a marker Robot)

7/12 - 2nd and 3rd Grade Book Club 2:30 - 4:00PM
(Discuss the book of the month and have a snack)

7/13 - Zine Workshop 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What is a zine? The word comes from “magazine” or “fanzine” and refers to a selfpublished, small circulation booklet produced as a form of self-expression (often in black and white via photocopier). Zines are a great way to get hands-on experience in design and book making, as well as show off creative writing, personal interests, and artistic skills. What should a zine be about? Anything! In the workshop, each person can create their own eight-page zine or contribute one or more pages to a group-produced zine)

7/14 - (TAC)Teen Advisory Club Meeting 4:00PM
(Members of the Teen Advisory Club (TAC) will obtain unique skills as they provide insight, plan & execute fundraising options, programs & activities held at Thornton Public Library)

7/15 -
Journaling, Writing, Coloring Pages, Zentangles, Poetry 2:00 - 4:00PM (All Ages)
(Enjoy a quiet evening writing, journaling, coloring colr pages and zentagles, or writing poetry)


7/17 -
Subway Art 2:00-4:00PM (5th-8th Grade)
(Make art that looks like it belongs in a subway)


7/18 - Wall-E and Plant a Seed
(All Ages)
(Watch Wall-E and make a potted plant)

7/19 - 4th and 5th Grade Book Club 2:30 - 4:00PM
(Discuss the book of the month and have a snack)

7/20 - Storytime 5:00 - 6:00PM
(Pre-K -1st Grade)
(Stories on a specific Theme with crafts, fingerplays, songs, etc...)

7/20 - Zine Workshop 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What is a zine? The word comes from “magazine” or “fanzine” and refers to a selfpublished, small circulation booklet produced as a form of self-expression (often in black and white via photocopier). Zines are a great way to get hands-on experience in design and book making, as well as show off creative writing, personal interests, and artistic skills. What should a zine be about? Anything! In the workshop, each person can create their own eight-page zine or contribute one or more pages to a group-produced zine)

7/24 - Design Your Ideal Library and Zentangles 3:00 - 5:00PM
(4th-8th Grade)
(Design your Ideal Library, What will be in it? What colors would you choose? Is the furniture solf and cosy?)
(Make your own Zentangle)

7/25 - Big Hero 6 and The Frightened Grasshopper (All Ages)
(Watch Big Hero 6 and make a Frightened Grasshopper)
7/26 - Magic/Pokemon Card game Club 2:30 - 3:30PM (All Ages)
(Play Magic: The Gathering or the Pokemon Card Games against your friends)
7/26 - American Girl Club 4:00 - 5:00PM (All Ages)
(Discuss the girl of the month and make a craft based on her background)

7/27 - Zine Workshop 7:00 - 8:00PM
(5th-8th Grade)
(What is a zine? The word comes from “magazine” or “fanzine” and refers to a selfpublished, small circulation booklet produced as a form of self-expression (often in black and white via photocopier). Zines are a great way to get hands-on experience in design and book making, as well as show off creative writing, personal interests, and artistic skills. What should a zine be about? Anything! In the workshop, each person can create their own eight-page zine or contribute one or more pages to a group-produced zine)

7/31 - End of Summer Reading




THORNTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
115 EAST MARGARET STREET
THORNTON, IL 60476
708.877.2579
FAX: 708.877.2608

HOURS
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY:  9 to 5
TUESDAY, THURSDAY: 9 to 8
SATURDAY: 10 to 4
SUNDAY: CLOSED

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