Dear Reader: Summer Reading

sparkOur regular website is being rebuilt, and the current one cannot be updated.  Some of the links are no longer valid, and will be fixed over the summer when the new website goes live.  Here are important links for your summer reading program:

To register for “Fizz Boom Read!” for ages 3-9; “Spark a Reaction” for ages 10-17; and “Literary Elements” for adult, go to http://www.readsinma.org/rochester and click on the appropriate tab.  Logging times will start on June 18.  The kickoff show is Mike the Bubbleman on June 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church next door to the library.  All readers are eligible for prizes, including books, and prizes from the Boston Bruins, one of our sponsors.  fizzboom

To access the ORRJHS summer reading list, click on http://orrjhslibrary.weebly.com/summer-reading-gr-7.html for 7th grade, and http://orrjhslibrary.weebly.com/summer-reading-gr-8.html for the 8th grade list.  We will list more links for school reading lists when we get them.  We have copies of most of the books, and can get more copies through the SAILS system.

From Mrs. Lisa, via our Event Calendar:

The TriTown is celebrating Science!  Come enjoy interactive  Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fun with your family in Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester!  All activities are geared to children 3-9 and their grown-ups.  Families will work together to conduct simple STEM hands-on activities.  

Plumb Library will be hosting programs on June 24, 25, 27 and 28 at 11 am – 12 pm.  

**There will be an evening session on June 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm.**

 For each session, there will be a take home activity. 

Sessions could focus on any of the following! 

Science is a way of thinking. Science is observing and experimenting, making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions, and wondering how things work.
Technology is a way of doing. Technology is using tools, being inventive, identifying problems, and making things work.
Engineering is a way of doing. Engineering is solving problems, using a variety of materials, designing and creating, and building things that work.
Math is a way of measuring. Math is sequencing (1, 2, 3, 4…), patterning (1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2…), and exploring shapes (triangle, square, 

This program is sponsored by the CFCE Program of the ORR School District  with funding from the Massachusetts  Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community  Engagement Grant.

Drop by the library on the days and times listed to take part in these activities.  Someone will be there to assist the budding mad scientists.mad scientist

 

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