Here are summer reading lists:
Did you know that the SOMA school &
public librarians work together to make
these suggestions for you?
suggestions for grades K-2
suggestions for grades 3-5
suggestions for middle schoolers
So many things to do
at the library this summer!
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What's happening here this summer ?
Visitors to the Children’s Room often
say what a busy and interesting place it is and never more so now that
summer is here. Summer means reading and tech and exploration and all
sorts of programs. Our theme this
summer is Libraries Rock! We
will be making noise about our library and our community! VolunTEENS at
SOPL will be collecting healthy non-perishable food on the main floor of the
library to benefit the food pantries of MEND (Meeting Emergency Needs
with Dignity). AND - We have
collaborated with our local school librarians to create a suggested
summer reading lists and these titles will be on display and available at
the library. The lists are here!
South Orange Public Library has a long
tradition of serving kids & families during the summer months with
our great collections and programs all designed to serve the community of
South Orange. Our Summer Reading
brochure can be viewed here on the website and hard copies can be picked up in
the CR. Summer Reading participants include pre-readers to adults and
sign up continues throughout the summer.
All forms of reading and being read to count and can be used to earn
prizes. The prizes this year have been purchased with funds provided by Friends of SOPL and donated by local merchants. It’s as easy listening to a story read
poolside by Ms. Keisha and her teen volunteers and then writing it in
your reading log. Come to the library, show us your list and earn a
We have a very full summer planned
with something happening almost every day of the week - from Monday
Madness on which Minecraft alternates with LEGO Club right throughout the entire week with
arts and crafts and technology and storytimes.
Through the generosity and ongoing
we’ll continue to have Monday Night Family Fun Night at 7pm. We’ll
end the week with our Friday Features and we have some other very special
events scheduled. I hope you can come to the Tuesday evening programs for all ages - bring your family and friends - with the Redhawk Native American Dancers on July 10 and the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ performing selected scenes on July 24. All of this
information is available in the flyer above.
programs run through August 17 - and reading logs can continue through the following week.
Call or email if you
have a question or comment - and please stop by my desk to ask
suggestions for book titles or to just say hello and tell me how your
summer is going. -Beth Halliday