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Kid's Summer Reading Program

Universe of Stories graphic of children in space

Join us for a universe of stories all summer long!


Read and Bead (ages 4-12)

This summer, we will be doing Read and Bead as our Summer Reading program for ages 4-12!

How it works:

  • Register in the children's room of the library!
  • Select a free book* to keep, a space-themed Brag Tag, and a necklace or key chain to keep your beads on.
  • Start reading! Take home a reading log to log the minutes that you read each day.
  • Turn your minutes into beads for your chain! Log your minutes with Ventress by visiting, and pick out beads to take home!
  • Each kind of bead is worth a different amount of minutes.

Registration for the Read and Bead Summer Reading Program will begin on Tuesday, June 18th, with our afternoon kickoff party. Our summer reading program runs until August 15th, and logs can be exchanged for beads up until that time.

*While supplies last.

*Please note that due to small pieces included in this Club (i.e. beads), households with younger children (ages 0-2) should use caution with their prizes.*

Rubber Ducky Club

This year for the first time ever, we have a special summer learning club just for ages 0-4! Sign up for the Rubber Ducky Club!

How it works:

  • Sign up for the Rubber Ducky Club (in person) and get your first Early Literacy Sheet!
  • Do activities from the sheet with your child, and have them color in a ducky for each activity you do together.
  • Turn in the sheets for prizes: a rubber ducky, a finger puppet, and a book of your choice!

The Rubber Ducky Club is generously funded in part by the Friends of the Ventress Memorial Library.

Registration for the Rubber Ducky Club begins on Monday, June 24th. Sheets for the program can be turned in anytime between June 25th and August 15th. Registration is limited for this new program.