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Summer Reading /Checkers TV

The Summer Reading Program runs from July 1 to August 31 and is for all ages. Prizes will be awarded via a drawing from the reading logs on ReadSquared. If you participated last year, you can just sign in and update your information. If you are new, create an account to record your reading time. Register on ReadSquared here.

If you prefer to keep a paper record, calendars are available at the library.

Checkers Library TV is a weekly half-hour television style show aimed at providing entertainment for children and illustrating the benefits of reading in a fun and exciting way. Library patrons can find these episodes on the Summer Reading link on the library’s website.

This summer, Checkers and his vacuum robot sidekick Snoozer head off on a reading road trip where they will explore the vast world of animals and visit a new animal habitat each week. The 12-episode series will feature many unique animal environments, interviews with animal experts, a new animal craft each week, and many more exciting features that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

Along the way, the episodes will feature summer health tips from Dr. Dan, crafts and activities with Mrs. Hamilton, book recommendations, science experiments, and much more. (Links will be active as they are released by Checkers TV. )

Stop in to the library and pick up a 26-page packet of activity sheets relating to each week’s episode!

The Reading Road Trip  with Checkers!

Week 1: Animals that Aren’t Here Anymore – Dinosaurs, Dodo, Mammoth, & Megalodon Shark.

Week 2: Desert – Camel, Komodo Dragon, Tortoise, & Coyote

Week 3: Pets –  Dog, Cat, Fish, & Gerbil

Week 4: Forest – Owl, Raccoon, Bobcat, & Bat

Week 5: Farm – Cow, Pig, Horse, Chicken, & Goat

Week 6: Arctic – Polar Bear, Penguin, Narwhal, & Walrus

Week 7: Tropics – Gorilla, Monkey, Parrot, Chameleon, & Sloth

Week 8: Savanna – Giraffe, Lion, Elephant, Zebra, Hippopotamus, & Rhinoceros

Week 9: Ocean – Octopus, Whale, Shark, & Dolphin

Week 10: Freshwater – Turtle, Beaver, Otter, & Swan

Week 11: Australia – Kangaroo, Koala, Crocodile, & Spiny Anteater

Week 12: Mythical Animals – Unicorn, Dragon, Griffin, & Phoenix

Additional Videos:  Including Story Time Theater with Mrs. Hamilton, Science Projects, & Art Projects