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Summer Reading

  On your mark, Get set, Read  


Summer Reading Camp 2016

Summer Reading Camp 2016, for children ages 5-10, is based upon the NYS Collaborative Summer Library Program, ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ! This year’s theme will help children exercise their minds by focusing on all manner of ways to get moving! 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. Four sessions are available:
June 27—July 1
July 18—22
August 8—12
August 22—26

The 5-day camp format will allow for larger projects that take several days to accomplish or need overnight to dry.

The camp is free, however, registration is required. Please fill out the attached form and return it to the library by
June 22 for Session 1
July 13 for Session 2
August 3 for Session 3
August 17 for Session 4

Registration form in PDF format
Please note the form 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.

  Program Age Level 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 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., TuesdaySaturday. 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

  A Summer Mini-Camp for Preschool

Ages 3-4
July 6, 7, 8, 2016
August 17, 18, 19, 2016
10:30-11:30 am

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 On Your Mark,
Get Set, READ theme created just for preschoolers. Expect stories, games and activities designed specifically for this busy age group.

Registration Form


  Sign Up For Family Summer Reading Club!  

June 27—August 26, 2016

We want to make sure that EVERYONE in Potsdam has a chance to read for fun in the summer, no matter where they are. Families can keep track of their reading by tens using our reading tickets, available at the library circulation desk. The more tickets a family has in the jar at the end of the program, the greater the chance that they will win a prize ! There is no age limit! Don’t be left out!
Sign up today!

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Last Update - October 12, 2016
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