Bentonville Public Library
Summer Reading Program
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Description
A weekly storytime for pre-walkers and their caregivers with music, rhymes, books, and bubbles. This interactive library time lasts about 15 minutes and then participants can enjoy free play with age-appropriate toys and books.

Help your child acquire pre-reading skills at Bentonville Public Library
Location
Children's Read Aloud Area
Library
Bentonville Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us in the Read Aloud area of the Children's Library to enjoy 30 minutes of good books, action rhymes, and songs. After storytime preschoolers will enjoy two opportunities for creative fun. Process art projects will stimulate imagination and Duplo© play stimulates creative skills and open-ended thinking.

Summer is gone, school is in session and FALL is upon us. Come on over and hear stories about all of our favorite things to do when the leaves begin to fall.

Help your child acquire pre-reading skills at Bentonville Public Library.
Location
Children's Read Aloud Area
Library
Bentonville Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Do you need to do your math homework, but wish there was someone around who could help you with those tough problems? Join Math Mentors for Teens every Thursday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for homework help!

Teens will be assigned a Math Mentor upon arrival. Our Mentors have obtained teacher recommendations. Teen Mentors can assist all teens in grades 7-12. No registration is required, but space is limited to the Teen Zone.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Bentonville Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Reading Buddies--Little Buddies will meet their Big Buddies in the Children's Dept. and read in the Teen Zone.
Synopsis - The Reading Buddies Program is a free program that pairs trained teen volunteers with younger students in grades 1-4 for one-on-one shared reading. This program is designed to give each child not tutoring, but extra reading practice and the opportunity to share in a fun reading experience with a caring teen mentor. These buddies will take turns reading aloud, engage in interactive reading through discussion and varied reading activities.

Session- Two sessions will be open for Fall 2018; Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Flexible daytime scheduling is available for homeschool students and teens. Students and volunteers will attend one session a week, running from Saturday, September 8 to Saturday, November 17.

Become a Little Reading Buddy- Students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade are eligible to participate, priority given to Bentonville Public Library cardholders. Students must be able to attend all or almost all of the meetings; attendance is vital to the success of the program. Student's parent or guardian must remain in the library during the meetings. Applications for student participation will be available in the Children's Department of the Bentonville Public Library. As there are limited spots available, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please contact Teen Services Librarian, Sarah Gowdy Herford at sherford@bentonvillear.com
Location
Children's Read Aloud Area
Library
Bentonville Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wanted to give of your time and talents, but you just don't know how to help? Look no further, BPL always needs volunteers! If you are in grades 7-12, and wish to participate in valuable service for your community, please fill out an application for volunteer service under the "Volunteer" tab on our website.

During your Orientation we will have a short interview with potential volunteer candidates, a tour of the Library that highlights safety concerns and procedures, as well as an introduction to Library Volunteerism with Sarah Herford, Teen Services Librarian. Attendance is limited to 5 per Orientation.

Attendance to a Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for volunteer service. If you are unable to attend on a Thursday, please contact Sarah Herford (Volunteer Coordinator) via e-mail: sherford@bentonvillear.com to discuss further options.
Location
Teen Zone
Library
Bentonville Public Library

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP


Read every day.
Register for the BPL Summer Reading Program.

  • Click the ‘Sign Me Up’ button.

  • Fill out the brief registration.

  • Use child’s fall enrollment information for the school and grade content.

  • Set a goal for the amount of time spent reading this summer.

  • Click here to see the reading goal chart.
    Refer to the week your child will start reading, the amount of time to read each day and enter the highlighted total as the goal when registering.


  • Record daily reading on a log sheet available at the library.
    Beginning June 4, children can:

  • Start reporting their reading totals at the library or online on a weekly basis.

  • Receive a weekly prize to be picked up at the library.


  • When reading goals are met, each child will receive a free book!
    The first 100 children to read 20 hours will receive two free tickets to a Naturals baseball game.
    Last day to report reading times will be July 31.