Summer Reading Program – Entering grades Pre-K to 2
- Beginning in June, and continuing throughout the summer, you can register for the Summer Reading Program and pick up your reading log and bag at the Mashpee Public Library.
- Commit to read a minimum of 20 minutes per day for at least 5 days per week. You can read books, magazines, graphic novels or listen to audio books. You can read independently, be read to, or read with a partner. Any kind of reading counts!
- Record the date and time on your reading log.
- Each time that you visit the library you will receive a sticker for your reading log.
- When you have collected all 5 stickers, you will receive the final prize – a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlor! Final prize must be picked up at the library by September 1st.
K. C. Coombs School students – You must turn in your log to Mrs. Burke at the library by September 1st in order to receive a ticket to Mrs. Smith’s Olympics at the Coombs School in the fall and be recognized for a gold medal!
Quashnet Elementary School – Students entering grades 3 to 6 – Register online at wandooreader.com/mashpeema/quashnet and log your reading time.
Teens and Tweens – Students entering grades 7 to 12 – Register online at wandooreader.com/mashpeema/teen. For each book review that you post, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100.00 gift card! The more reviews that you post, the greater your chances of winning!
Free Summer Lunch Program
As part of our Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” the Mashpee Public Library is partnering with the Mashpee Public Schools to offer free lunch and activities for all children and teens age 18 and under every Monday and Wednesday. The Summer Food Service Program is a safe, fun way for kids and teens to enjoy healthy and nutritious meals during the summer months, and it’s easy to participate since no registration or identification is required. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored and funded in large part through the generous support of the Friends of the Mashpee Library!
So stop by for food, friends, and fun!
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded program that offers healthy and nutritious meals to children and teens 18 years old and under during the summer months. When students receive adequate nutrition in the summer months, they return to school in the fall healthy and ready to learn. The lunch program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Education and sponsored and prepared locally by the Mashpee Public Schools Food Service Division. If your child has special dietary restrictions please speak with the Library staff about alternative meal options.
Monday Fun & Games and Books!
Mondays, July 11 through August 15 at 11:00 am
On Mondays you are invited to join us on the Village Green across the street from the library for some fun and games at 11:00. We’ll have Frisbees, hula hoops, jump ropes, wiffle ball, Chinese jump rope, Twister and bubbles! Free lunch for children and teens 18 and under will be served from 11:45-12:30. Children are encouraged to select a free book from our Youth Used Book Sale (located in the Children’s Room) to read after lunch. We have books for toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and teens!
Movie and Free Lunch Every Wednesday!
Join us every Wednesday for a full-length feature film and free lunch in the cool, air-conditioned Event Room. Free lunch will be served from 11:45 – 12:30, and then you can settle back and enjoy the movie. Everyone is invited to join us for lunch, the movie, or both! The movie will begin at 12 noon for those who only want to attend the screening. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch as well!
July 13 – Inside Out
July 20 – E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
July 27 – Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
August 3 – Cool Runnings
August 10 – The Big Green
August 17 – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
2016 Summer Events
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:30 am – Miss Lynne – Family Science Program – Incredible Insects – Great family fun with hands on activities for ages 3 and up. This FREE event is sponsored by The Mashpee Family and Community Engagement Grant.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Baby Farm Animals – Wouldn’t you love to cuddle a baby bunny or a baby duck? How about a baby pig or goat? This event is too cute to miss! Registration is required for one of these sessions: 10:00, 10:25, 10:50, 11:15, or 11:40. Call 508-539-1435 Ext. 2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This FREE event is sponsored by The Mashpee Coordinated Family and Engagement Grant.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm – Stephen the Magician – Stephen brings the best of magic with surprise animal appearances! Fun for all ages!
Monday, July 11, 201 at 3:00 pm – Jungle Jim’s Reading Olympics – Using comedy, magic, improve and balloon art, Jungle Jim transforms the audience into Junior Olympians! Fun for all ages. This FREE event is sponsored by the Mashpee Cultural Council.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm – Maker Event – Glue and Go Costumes for Kids – Learn how to create prize-winning costumes out of household items! This free event is recommended for age 5 and up. POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 17th at 3:00 pm.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm – The Elbows – Music for Kids! – Join The Elbows, a children’s rock band that will make you groove, move, sway and play! Lots of fun for all ages! This FREE event is sponsored by The Mashpee Coordinated Family and Engagement Grant.
For Teens and Tweens
Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 2016 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm – 4-H Babysitting Course – You can become a certified babysitter at the library! Participants must be 11 years old or older and you must attend both days. To become a responsible babysitter you will learn about: child safety, first aid and emergencies, stages of child development, discipline, entertaining, and the business of babysitting. The class will be instructed by a 4-H Program Associate and certificates and I.D. cards will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The 4-H Babysitting Course is free, however, space is limited and registration is required. To register call 508-539-1435 X 3001 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm – Brett Outchcunis – Yo-Yos, Music & Dance! – Calling all TEENS and TWEENS! Join Brett Outchcunis for half Yo-Yo tricks and half Dance Party! For ages 8 and up. This free event is sponsored by the Mashpee Cultural Council.
Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Coding with Minecraft – Calling all crafters! Learn how to summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow, or build rainbows in the MINECRAFT world! Space is limited and registration is required. Age 10 and up.
Summer Weekly Events
Mondays at 10:15 – Toddle Time with Miss Rosemary – Simple stories, songs and craft for toddlers age 2 to 4. July 11 through August 15, 2016.
Mondays at 11:15 – Lap Babies with Miss Rosemary – Songs, rhymes and simple stories for you and your “lap” baby up to 15 months. July 11 through August 15, 2016.
Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 – LEGO Club – Join the LEGO fun! The library supplies the LEGOs and you supply the creativity! School age children welcome. An adult must accompany children under the age of 10. No registration required.
All events are FREE! For further information call Janet Burke at 508-539-1435 Ext. 3001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.