Summer Reading Parent
Hosted by Kirby’s Mill and BCLS
Thank you for joining us tonight!
Parents - We hope that you leave
informed and prepared to help your
child read more this summer.
Kids – We hope that you leave excited
and motivated to read more this
Kids loose two months of
reading skills throughout the
They don’t know where to get
books to read with the school
Kids aren’t motivated to read
because they don’t have the
support of their teachers or
Parents cite summer as the most
difficult time to ensure that their
children have productive things
Summer Reading Mission
Give children access to quality reading material
throughout the summer.
Create an environment that creates excitement for
Supply book lists to aid book choice based on your
child’s interests and their ‘just right” levels.
Provide parents with free resources available to them to
support summer reading with their children.
Accomplishing Our Mission
Scholastic Reading Contest
Website to Log Minutes
Book Swap – June 12th
Remind 101 Text Alerts
KMS Library Summer Hours
Discussion Prompt Guide
Pinelands Branch Library
Kirby’s Mill Goal
Our first school goal was to read 100,000 minutes from May 5th
to September 5th
. We made that goal in less than 3 weeks!
Our new school goal is to read over 200,000 minutes from
to September 5th
. (124 days)
That is about 6 minutes a day! How easy is that! Our Hawks
are soaring with their reading!
What happens if we meet our goal?
We will have a Reading Pep Rally the morning of
Mr. Damon will perform a science experiment as
a Mad Scientist for the whole school!
Prizes will be awarded to the top three classes
that read the most this summer! Small prizes for
A special second school wide assembly will take
place in the afternoon on September 19th
No “Summer Slide” will occur and our Hawks will
be ready for learning in September.
Go to the Kids Log In
You will use the username and
password provided to you.
Everyone has the same password -
An interactive reading stopwatch for
timing reading minutes
Personal profile which features the total
minutes a child has read for the day,
week, and throughout the year
Articles and daily tips for parents,
which offer ideas to support growing
Book lists for ages 3-12, featuring
recommended titles for every kind of
KMS Book Swap -
Follow these simple directions to participate in the KMS Book Swap.
1.Gather up your old favorite books at your house.These books
should be school appropriate and in good condition. Limit 5
donated books per child.
2.Bring these books to the KMS library the morning of JUNE
12th.Please DO NOT send books into school before that date.
3.For each book you donate, we will give you a Book Buck.
4.During your class’s scheduled Book Swap time, you will have the
chance to trade those Book Bucks into new books to take home for
your summer reading!
Remind 101 - Kirby‘s Mill Alerts
The Summer Reading
KMS School Library
Where is Mrs. King?
KMS School Library
OPEN this summer!
6:00 – 8:00 pm on July 2nd
9:30 – 11:30 am on July 30th
1:30 – 3:30 pm on August 13th
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1. Create mental images: Good readers create a wide range of visual, auditory, and other sensory
images as they read, and they become emotionally involved with what they read.
2. Use background knowledge: Good readers use their relevant prior knowledge before, during,
and after reading to enhance their understanding of what they’re reading.
3. Ask questions: Good readers generate questions before, during, and after reading to clarify
meaning, make predictions, and focus their attention on what’s important.
4. Make inferences: good readers use their prior knowledge and information from what they read to
make predictions, seek answers to questions, draw conclusions, and create interpretations that
deepen their understanding of the text.
5. Determine the most important ideas or themes: Good readers identify key ideas or themes as
they read, and they can distinguish between important and unimportant information.
6. Synthesize information: good readers track their thinking as it evolves during reading, to get the
7. Use fix up strategies: Good readers are aware of when they understand and when they don’t.
Library Card – Unlocks many
Signing up for a library card allows you access to a range of
Books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines, and More! Borrow from our
collection of 850,000+ titles.
Learning & Research.We have many online databases and learning
tools just for kids!
E-books to Download. Borrow and download e-books and e-
audiobooks to your computer, smartphone, e-reader, or tablet.
Public Computers and Wi-Fi Access. Use our computers for internet
access and a variety of Microsoft applications. Or use our free wireless
Museum Passes. Family passes are available for you to enjoy education,
cultural enrichment, and fun at many of our local museums.
Programs & Events. Attend any of our programs for free.
BCLS Website and App
Use our website and/or app to request and renew items,
manage your account, keep a reading list, sign up for
programs, and more!
App: BCLS Mobile
BCLS Mobile - powered
Borrow and download e-books and audiobooks to your
computer, smartphone or e-reader.
Large collection of titles available for kids & teens
Download using the
Overdrive Media App
Access e-books by using the Overdrive Media Console App
Summer Reading Program/ Prizes
This summer’s theme ,“FIZZ, BOOM, READ!”, is all about
experiments, time machines, robots, discovery, and more!
– August 15th
Sign up to receive a summer
reading packet, which includes
a reading log.
Read whatever you like – the choice is yours!
Ages 3-8 ~ one prize = 4 books
Ages 8-12 ~ one prize = 4 hours
Prizes include: toys, books, Rita’s water ice coupons, or a
chance to enter the weekly gift card drawing.
More Summer Reading Info
For more info on the
Program, check out
the Summer Reading
page on our website.
Fizz Boom Read =
Spark a Reaction =
Literary Elements =
ages 18 and up
Fun programs at the Pinelands Library this summer:
Slime Time (presented by Mad Science)
Paws to Read (reading therapy dogs)
Wonkaville comedy/magic show
Graphic Novel Book Club
Family Movie Nights
Yoga for Kids
End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Party!
BCLS Barnes & Noble Fundraiser
We have partnered with Barnes and Noble in Moorestown on
Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29th. Customers who
bring our voucher into the store or shop online with our ID
number during those days will have a portion of their
eligible purchases credited to our fundraiser.
Another component is the "Buy One, Donate One".These
books will be donated to local school libraries in our