Summer Learning Initiative
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Welcome to our Annual Summer Learning Initiative!
We are so excited to welcome you in the Library for our Annual Summer Learning Initiative. Whether this is your first year participating or one of many, we are so grateful for your participation.
This year's Summer Learning theme is "All Together Now", and with that we have something for every learner to participate in, no matter the age. Summer Learning officially begins on June 1st.
If you have any questions feel free to ask the front desk staff members or call (970) 532-2757
What is Summer Learning?
Summer Learning is a fun way to keep your brain engaged over the summer break. Joining the Summer Learning Initiative is a positive step for your whole family! Research shows that reading at any age helps our brains, but it's especially important for kids to avoid "summer slide". Summer Slide might sound like a fun activity on the playground, however it's a loss of knowledge children can experience every summer break from school.
While reading is very important, we understand that not everyone learns the same way. So instead of only having reading as a choice to earn prizes, your child/teen has the option to do a project instead!
We encourage everyone to participate in the learning fun; parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Make Summer Learning a family tradition!
How to Participate:
Come to our events! We will have family events all throughout the summer.
Kids and Teens:
Set a reading goal, or set a project goal, or combine a reading goal with a project goal. Begin tracking goals on June 1st.
Punch Cards: For each book you read, get a punch on your card. Once it is full, turn it in at the front desk to go into the drawing for a chance at winning the grand prize.
Kids and Teens:
To register your child/teen for our Summer Learning Initiative click here or you can come into the library and ask the front desk staff to register.
Come into the library and ask the front desk staff for a punch card.
Summer Learning Booklet:
Come into the Library to pick up a Summer Learning Booklet or download the .pdf below if you only want to print the Tracking Logs.
This booklet has everything you should need for a successful Summer Learning, including the list of events throughout the summer for Families and Teens, as well as a tracking log for your goals to collect prizes.
Summer Learning Events:
All family events will be held on Wednesdays at 2PM at the New Freedom Outreach Center (NFOC), 250 Mountain Ave.
June 7th - Salida Circus
June 14th - Dogs in the wild!
June 21st - Talewise
June 28th - Mad Science
July 5th - Denver Museum of Nature and Science
July 12th - Ann Lincoln
July 19th - Fort Collins Circus Center
July 26th - Petting Zoo (behind NFOC in their parking lot)
All teen events will be held on Thursdays at 2PM at the Library in the Community Room. Events that require registration will have a *. Please register by calling
(970) 532-2757 or by coming in.
June 1st - Balance Soccer
*June 8th - Piece it Together: Collaborative Painting
June 15th - Journaling Techniques
June 22nd - Craft-tacular
*June 29th - Stranger (Library) Things
July 6th - Bermuda Triangle Escape
*July 13th - Book-flix (a book to Netflix event)
July 20th - Water Games
*July 27th - Teen Yoga