Welcome to our Children’s Department
Summer Reading 2021 June 14th – August 16th
Our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program begins June 14th! Sign up on Beanstack to keep track of your reading, win badges and brag tags, and collect raffle tickets to win great prizes at the end of the summer! Paper reading logs will also be available at the Library.
Summer Reading Goals for Children and Teens ages 2 – 17:
Log in to Beanstack and get 2 raffle tickets just for signing up! The goal is to read 20 books or to read for 400 minutes by August 16th. That’s only 20 minutes a day for 20 days!
- Get 2 raffle tickets for every 5 books OR 100 minutes.
- 2 Tickets for leaving reviews on the books you read.
- 2 tickets for every event attended!
All reading logs and raffle tickets should be turned in by 4PM on Monday, August 16th. Raffle winners will be announced at our Thursday, August 19th.
Summer Reading Events
All Summer Reading Events will take place at the Adams Council on Aging at 3 Hoosac Street.
For more details check out the events on our calendar.
- Zoo on the Go – Friday, June 25th at 2PM *Masks are required for this event*
- Jungle Jim Manning Livestream – Wednesday, June 30th at 10:30AM
- Animal Tales with Diane Edgecomb– Thursday, July 15th at 2PM
- Ed the Wizard Balloon Twisting Workshop– Monday, July 19th at 2PM
- Wingmasters: Live Birds of Prey– Thursday, August 5th at 11AM
- Making Space for Pollinators – Thursday, August 12th at 6PM
- Wrap Party with Bowey the Clown and Magic Brushes– Thursday, August 19th at 2PM
The Children’s department of the Adams Free Library is a welcoming place where the love of learning and reading is furthered through early literacy, critical thinking and information-seeking. With that in mind we offer a wide assortment of high quality educational programs all year long. Each year we run a Summer Reading Program, weekly story times, special guest presentations, performances, and more.
Experts suggest that “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. This is especially so during the preschool years,” says the report Becoming a Nation of Readers.
“Neurons develop in the first three years of life, where learning begins and the first five years of life is the most important for learning”
“Reading to your child remains the single most effective way to prepare your child to become a successful reader”
Resources available: public computer access (with written parent permission), wifi, study area, reference help, searchable databases and more.
If you would like to make arrangements for a librarian to visit your school to discuss library resources or you would like to bring students to the library for a tour, Story Time or help with a research project, call Juliana Matthews, (413)743-8345 ext 103, or email email@example.com
You may also check out our Calendar for events.
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Resources available: Books, magazines, Audio Books, Playaways, DVDs, public computer access (with written parent permission), wifi, study area, reference help, searchable databases and more.