Welcome to the Children's Room at the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library.

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                           Welcome to the 2017 Summer Reading Program!
The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” The program will run from Wednesday, June 28, through Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Our celebratory End-of-Summer-Reading-Program ice cream party is on Thursday, August 17, 2:00-3:30. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the musical group Hungrytown. Registration is required.  Children earn prizes by reading, visiting the Library and participating in daily activities.
In your packet, you will find:
  • Build a Better World Reading Logs.
                        Children: Birth-3rd grade: 15-minute reading increments
                        Children: 4-6th grade: 30-minute reading increments
  • A Library Visitor Pass
Each time your child visits the Library, he or she will get their card stamped. When the card is full, it will be entered into a drawing for a prize.
  • Calendar of Programs and Daily Activities
 During the Summer Reading Program, children are asked to read and listen to books that are appropriate for their age level. Reading materials should be checked out from the Crawford Library. However, children may use the inter-library loan system to find materials needed for their reading time.
Children can earn the tickets in the following ways:
  • Have someone read to them                                  
  • Read on their own
  • Listen to a book on CD or Playaway
  • Read newspapers or magazines
  • Read to someone else
  • Read comic books or graphic novels
Thank you to Friends of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Janet Malser Humanities Trust, and the Dudley Cultural Council for supporting the Summer Reading Program and activities.
New and unopened prize donations are always appreciated.

Kicks off April 2, 2015

Why is it important to read to very young children?

 Developing literacy skills begins at birth and continues through the toddler and preschool years. The best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.

Yes, you really can read 1,000 books to your child before kindergarten!

· 1 story every day for 5 years equals 1,825 stories

· 1 story every day for 3 years equals 1,095 stories

· 10 stories every week for 2 years equals 1,040

Reading 1,000 books to your child before kindergarten can easily be reached!

You can sign your child up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program by stopping by the Library and completing a short form.

Milestone incentives

100 Books: Decorate a special bag with Ms. Kathy

200 Books: Pick out a free book donated by the Friends of the Library

300 Books: Frozen Yogurt gift card

400 Books:Tri-State Speedway

500 Book: Paint your own pottery 

600 Books: 1 Movie Pass

700 Books: Bowling on us

800 Books: Gift certificate to a local book store

900 Books: 1 pass  to Davis Farm Land

1,000 Books: Your child has earned his or her picture on the Reading Wall of Fame, their photo will be sent to the newspaper, and will receive a certification of completion of 1,000 Books before Kindergarten!


This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library.



Welcome to the 15 Minute Readers Club!

* All ages are welcome to participate.
* Every day when someone reads 15 minutes to you out loud, check off the block for that day.
* Once all 14 blocks are checked off, bring your reading log to the library and collect your reading charm.
* Don't forget to collect another reading log!

This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library.