Summer Reading 2017


2017 Kid's Summer Reading Program

June 1 - July 29
For kids from birth through entering 5th grade  

Welcome to the Summer Reading Program!

Step 1:

Register online beginning May 14. Kids from birth through entering 5th Grade may register. You can also register in person or online from June 1 - July 16. Click here for the main flyer, which lists all of our special events.

Step 2:

Beginning June 1, pick up the reading log for your age and start reading! You have until July 16 to register online or in person and to pick up your reading log, but the sooner you get your log, the sooner you can start tracking your reading and earning prizes! There are three separate reading logs and challenges to meet the needs of kids of all ages: Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Elementary kids.

Step 3

As you finish each level come back to the library and get great prizes! The last day to finish reading and pick up prizes is Saturday, July 29.     
Summer slide? Not if we can help it! Just like any other skill that you want to master, the only way to get better at reading is to practice. According to experts, kids who read during the summer gain reading competence, while those who do not often slide backward. Instead of losing knowledge and ability during the summer months, kids who participate in reading programs actually show gains. 
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Special Events

Building Blocks - Drop In Play
Tuesdays, June 13 - July 18 (library closed July 4), Drop in anytime between 3 - 8 p.m. In the Story Room.

Build, destroy, repeat! Families can drop in to enjoy open build time with a variety of materials. What will you build with this week? Might be LEGO, Duplo, Keva Planks, blocks, giant dominoes or many more! Small pieces - not appropriate for children under age 3.

Imagine, Build and Destroy!
Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Open house - come any time). Behind the Amphitheatre

Join the library and FreeRange Playground at a pop-up adventure playground for kids aged 12 and under. We will set up an unstructured play space full of everyday materials that kids can use to imagine, build and destroy as they see fit! Parents play and build with the younger children (toddlers - preschoolers), and while kids 5 & up will be supervised, parents are asked to observe the fun from the sidelines so the kids can navigate risks, solve problems and collaborate on their own, all while having a great time! Parents—bring lawn chairs or blankets to relax on the grass.

Ready, Set, Play: Neighborhood Games
Learn to play outdoor group games and take them home to play in your neighborhood! Pick up a free ticket at the Children’s Information Desk beginning 30 minutes before each program. Remember to bring a hat, water & sunscreen! Presented by our own Broomfield Public Health Department.

Wednesday, June 28, 
10 - 10:45 a.m. for kids ages 3 - 5 & a caregiver
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for kids entering grades 1 - 4

Wednesday, July 19, 10 - 10:45 a.m. for kids ages 3 - 5 & a caregiver
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for kids entering grades 1 - 4

Build a WOW! Robot
Build your world with shapes and Build It WOW! Creativity and engineering skills are unleashed in these hands-on programs from WOW! Children’s Museum. Work in teams to use plastic building bricks and robot toys to create a robotic structure that moves. Registration required. Space is limited!
Thursday, June 29 2-2:45 p.m. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver.
Thursday, June 29 3-3:45 p.m. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver

Thursday, July 13, 3 - 4 p.m. For Kids going into Grades K - 3
Register online beginning July 1.

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Family Movie Nights
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time is 7 p.m.

Movies on these evenings are rated PG. FREE! In the Broomfield Auditorium. No registration is required, but space is limited. No food or drinks. No one under 13 admitted unless accompanied by someone 13 or older.

Tuesday, June 13 - Trolls
Tuesday, June 27 - Secret Life of Pets
Tuesday, July 18  -  Moana

For a complete list of all the summer movies click here

Wonderful Wednesdays and Fabulous Fridays

Free arts, cultural and science programs for kids and families! All held in the Broomfield Auditorium. Free tickets available in the Auditorium Lobby beginning 1 hour before each program. Seating is limited. Programs are subject to change. Click here for a link to a printable flyer.
Summer Story Time
Tuesdays, June 13 - July 25 (library closed July 4)
10 - 10:30 a.m.& repeated 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. For children of all ages, focusing on toddlers & preschoolers.

Baby Story Time
Thursdays, June 15 - July 20
9:15 - 9:35 a.m. & repeated 10 - 10:20 a.m. An interactive story time for babies and toddlers ages newborn to 24 months with their parent or caregiver.

Early Literacy Fair
Saturday, July 15, Drop in any time between 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Newborn - 5 years with an adult
No tickets or pre-registration required! Sign in at the library entrance in the lobby.

Play and learn with your kids! Fun, interactive early literacy stations: bridge building, cars & ramps, building & destroying toothpick structures, a play restaurant, social & emotional literacy activities with Bal Swan Children’s Center, fun crafts, activities for babies at each station and more. Incluye actividades en Español!

Free books! Each participating child ages newborn - 5 years old will receive a free book courtesy of Bal Swan Children’s Center! Presented by If Not You Who? and the Broomfield Library. Click here for more information about the event.   

A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors:

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