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Summer Reading

  Fizz, Boom Read, Summer Reading Camp 2014



Summer Reading Camp 2014

“Summer Reading Camp 2014, for children ages 5-10, is based upon the NYS Collaborative Summer Library Program, Fizz, Boom Read. This year’s theme will have us exploring science topics from simple machines to “gross ology.” Expect some crafts and activities, games, songs and, of course, lots of reading!

Campers will attend camp for five consecutive days from 10:30 a.m. until Noon each day. Three sessions are available: July 14-18, Aug 4-8 or August 18-22, 2014.”

Please fill out the registration form below and return it to the library by July 9 for Session 1, July 30 for Session 2 and. August 13 for Session 3.

Registration form in PDF format
Please note - requires Adobe reader.

Print the form and mail it to the address on the form or drop it off at the library on your next visit.

  Choose from one of three sessions

Jul 14-18, 2014

Aug 4-8, 2014

Aug 18-22, 2014

The time will be 10:30 a.m.-Noon each day

  Program Age Level As usual, the age limits stated for the program are flexible . If you feel that your child would benefit from camp and is not within the 5-10 year old age group, please do not hesitate to contact the librarian. Mrs. Sachs is in the library 9 a.m.—5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Ideally, children should be at least entering Kindergarten in the fall to fully benefit from the camp program.


Sarah Sachs
Potsdam Public Library
2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone: 315-265-7230
Fax: 315-268-0306
Email: ssachs@potsdamlibrary.org


  Summer Reading Camp for Preschoolers!  

Fizz, Boom Read, Summer Reading Camp 2014


We often get requests for preschoolers to attend summer reading camp – and why not?  It is SO much fun. Here’s a mini-camp using our NYS Fizz Boom Read theme created just for three and four year olds. Expect stories, games and activities designed specifically for this busy age group.

Registration deadlines are June 26th for Session 1 and July 24th for Session 2.

 If you would like to get in on the fun and stay to help out, please let Sarah know; email her at - ssachs@potsdamlibrary.org!

Registration form in PDF format
Please note - requires Adobe reader.

Print the form and mail it to the address on the form or drop it off at the library on your next visit.


  Sign Up For Family Summer Reading Club!  

The NYS Library people have arranged for us to have online summer reading
registration. You’ll be able to register your whole family and keep track of things with one login.

Families can even rate books and write reviews for others to see. Use the computer in the library, at home , or even while on vacation in other locales! There is no age limit!

Sign up today

Paper lovers will again be able to count their reading on paper tickets as in the past. You can pick up blank tickets at the library circulation desk.


  Summer Reading Challenge  

May 5 - September 5, 2014

Are you up for the biggest summer reading challenge ever? We need to read more than 176,438,473 minutes to set a new reading world record for summer 2014. So start reading, log your minutes, and most importantly, have fun!

If you all work together you can do this! Just make an account at this Scholastic website and get reading!


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