Goodnow Library Summer Reading Program 2014

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An exciting summer of reading is in store for children at the Goodnow Library!  All kids from birth through rising 6th graders are invited to participate in the library’s summer reading program. One of the most effective ways to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often, and research has shown that children who participate in summer reading programs reap the benefits of greater academic achievement!

This summer the Goodnow Library will have fun programs and activities to get children excited about reading. Starting on Tuesday, June 24th, stop by the children’s room to sign up for the program and receive your summer reading materials: reading log, reading challenge, bookmark, sticker and tattoo! 

As we spark a reading reaction, help us construct a science laboratory mural by reading all summer long! For every 5 books a child reads they will get to add a new piece of art to the children’s room mural. For every 10 books read, or every reading challenge completed, children will get to vote for which Discovery Museum exhibit the library will support on behalf of all of our summer readers! Each child that participates in this year’s program will be invited to our summer reading finale: A Night at the Discovery Museum and Ice Cream Party!

The library will offer a number of weekly programs for kids this summer in addition to a host of special events. Check out all of the program details and complete your registration on our calendar. Hope to see everyone sparking a reading reaction all summer long!


Weekly Programs






10:00-10:30 AM
11:00-11:30 AM

  Music Makers  

Ages 0-5

11:30-12:15 PM
12:15-1:00 PM

Itsy Bitsy Yoga  

(7/8, 7/22, 8/12) 

9:30-10:00 AM
11:00-11:30 AM

Wee Reads

Infants to 2 years

10:30-11:00 AM

Tales for Tots

Ages 1.5-3 years

10:30-11:00 AM


Storytime Fun

Ages 3-6 years

4:00-5:00 PM

 Fizz, Boom, Science! 

Ages 4-8

2:00-2:45 PM

 Summer Lego Club  

Ages 4 years and up

4:00 PM

Summer Flicks (PG)  

All Ages


Special Prog


*Denotes programs requiring registration; Click green links to be directed to registration page

Rockets, There and Back Again with the Museum of Science

Drop-In Craft

  • Fridays, June 27, July 18, August 1, August 15 from 2:00-4:00 PM; Ages 3 and up

Animal Adventures Show

  • Tuesday, July 1 from 10:30-11:30 AM and 4:00-5:00 PM; All ages

Sudbury’s Got Talent! Kids Talent Show Celebrating Sudbury’s 375th*

  • Thursday, July 3 from 4:00-5:15 PM; Grades 6 and under

Truck Day

  • Wednesday, July 9 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM; All ages

Electric Zany Rock and Roll Science Show

  • Thursday, July 10 from 4:00-4:45 PM; All ages

Lego Club for Older Kids, July 10, 7:00-7:45 PM*

  • Thursday, July 10 and Thursday, August 7 at 7:00-7:45 PM; Ages 9 and up

Board Game Bonanza

  • Fridays, July 11, July 25 and August 8 from 2:00-4:00 PM; Ages 2 and up

Teddy Bear Picnic

Create a Cardboard Car and “Drive-in” for a Movie

  • Thursday, July 17 from 3:00-6:00 PM; Movie rated PG

PJ Storytime

  • Thursday, July 17 and Thursday, August 21 at 7:00-7:45 PM; Ages 3 and up

Ed the Wizard and His Alchemy Laboratory

  • Thursday, July 24 from 4:00-5:00 PM; Ages 4 and up

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

  • Monday, July 28, 4:00-7:00 PM stuffed animal drop-off; Tuesday, July 29, 9:00-10:30 AM stuffed animal pick up; All ages

Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

  • Tuesday, July 29 from 10:30-11:00 AM; Ages 0-5

In My Backyard and Oasis in Space Planetarium Shows*

Discovery Museum Dinosaur Workshop*

Lindsey and her Puppet Pals

  • Tuesday, August 5 from 10:30-11:15 AM; Ages 3-8

How to Catch a Mouse! Simple Machines at Work with Jungle Jim

  • Thursday, August 7 from 4:00-4:45 PM; Grades PreK-5

Lego Club for Older Kids, August 7, 7:00-7:45 PM*

  • Thursday, July 10 and Thursday, August 7 at 7:00-7:45 PM; Ages 9 and up

Summer Reading Finale: Night at the Discovery Museum & Ice Cream Party

  • Thursday, August 14 at 5:30-7:30 PM; All ages

Categories: Children, Summer Reading