Summer Reading 2020

This year, we are all about Magic!

Each week in July (beginning July 5) we will feature a different magical theme including, Magical Creatures, Magical World, Magical Us, and Magical Stories. Join us by signing up for one or all of the programs below. We will miss seeing you in the library but keep reading and learning!

Sign up for 2020 Summer Reading at Orwell Free Library. We are not offering in-person programs or events this summer, but are excited to bring OFL to you. Sign-up each participant separately.

Sign Up Here!

Reading Challenge: How much will you read between July 1 and August 5? Pick your goal below. Check in with the librarian before August 22. If you’ve reached or exceeded your goal, claim your prize! Request a reading log for pickup or delivery or use our online reading form to track your reading.

Weekly Craft: Sign up for a weekly craft. All supplies (except scissors) will be provided. Each craft kit will be available by Saturday afternoon then throughout the week to pick up at your convenience . Find your kit on front porch of the library. Kits will include a book each week.

Magic School: For families, adults, and children over 10. Learn to be a magician with 14 online videos – tricks and showmanship included! Presented by Tom Verner of Magicians Without Borders, a Lincoln, VT based group.
The course will be available from July 6 until the end of August.

From Mr. Verner: “For this self-paced 13 session virtual course, Tom will be using props you have at home or can buy at your local drug store for only a few dollars. Learn to become a magician with a world famous magician. Ages ten and up—not just for children, great for adults also, perhaps a grandparent who would love to do magic for the grand kids and their friends, or a business person who wants to make a presentation more engaging and entertaining, or a teacher who wants to incorporate magic into their lessons. Lots of places and possibilities for magic in your life and work.”

At the end of the summer, we will check in with a short survey to hear about your experience.

Pen Pals: Sign up for pen pals to connect with another child in our area. This is for children 12 and under. Each child will be matched with a child in a neighboring town by their librarian.