Summer Reading Program!
To attend the DIG INTO READING! Celebration at the end of the summer each child must:
“Ambitious Reader” Status: Read 10 or more age appropriate books, and become an Ambitious Reader! A child who DIGS INTO READING, and becomes an Ambitious Reader will receive extra rewards at the Summer Reading Celebration!
Recognition will be given for top readers in these grade groups: Entering Pre-k—1st grade, entering 2nd —4th grade, and entering 5th —6th grade.
Summer Reading Lists
Click here to view elementary school reading lists. Please read this note from the schools:
"Summer vacation is the perfect time to read a good book. This list is published to give parents and students ideas of good reading material. It is not a required reading list. Please encourage your child to read for pleasure, read for information, read for adventure...just read!"
Reading Log Due Date!
Return Logs by Saturday, August 3rd!
Logs may be returned any time prior to August 3rd, however, logs cannot be accepted after Saturday, August 3rd. Returning the log is necessary to receive an invitation to the end of the summer celebration.
Parents may return the Reading Log for their children.
The End of Summer Celebration is on Monday, August 12th from 1-3:30pm at the Torrington Armory. Mayor Bingham and Superintendent Kloczko will be there!
Special Summer Reading Events for Kids
Dinosaur Story Time (ages 3-6)
Friday, July 12th at 11:00 / Registration begins June 24th
Hear stories about everyone’s favorite extinct reptiles!
Dig Into Reading Magic Show
Featuring Domino the Great! (ages 4 and up)
Friday, July 12th at 4:30 / Registration begins June 24th
Enjoy a magic show!!
LEGO Club (ages 6-12)
Registration begins June 24th
Create fun masterpieces out of Legos
Meets every Monday for 3 weeks (15th, 22nd, and 29th) from 4:00-5:00 pm
Having Fun with Fossils and Dinosaurs (ages 4 and up)
Tuesday, July 16th at 4:00 / Registration begins June 24th
Hear stories from a five foot tall story book, explore 100 specimens, and learn information on fossils
BINGO (ages 6-12)
Thursday, July 18th from 6:00-7:00 / Registration begins July 1st
Play this classic game and win all sorts of fun prizes!
Superhero Story Time (ages 3-6)
Wednesday, July 24th at 11:00 / Registration begins July 8th
Come dressed up as a superhero and hear fun stories about superheroes! Join us for crafts and a game as well!
Dig Into Reading Bookmark Special (ages 6-12)
Wednesday, July 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm / Registration begins July 8th
Dig into Reading by creating bookmarks!
The Art Truck (ages 6 and up)
Saturday, July 27th from 11:00-12:00 / Registration begins July 8th
Create pre-historic robots inside the Art Truck!
Fairy Princess Story Time (ages 3-6)
Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00 / Registration begins July 15th
Transform into a Fairy Princess by joining us for this special! We will hear stories, make wands, and create our own fairy wings!
Busy Little Ants (ages 3-5)
Friday, August 2nd at 11:00 / Registration begins July 15th
Join us for a picnic and hopefully we won’t get any pesky ants on our blankets! Hear stories about ants and picnics! Feel free to bring your own lunch!
Daisy the Pig (ages 4 and up)
Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00 / Registration begins July 15th
Join Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig to end our Summer Reading Program! Hear real stories about the famous pig!