Tails and Tales Summer Reading 2021

Tails and Tales and Patch Power 2021

Summer is almost upon us!  What will you do with your summer?  Reading or listening to books each day is a great way to keep yourself entertained, not to mention all the exciting people you meet and places to go in the books that you read!

Visit the library in person or online beginning June 7 to get started on your summer reading.  Participants from Pre-K to Grade 5 are encouraged to read or listen to books for 30 minutes or more every day all summer, then record your accomplishments through the Tails and Tales: Patch Power 2021 website or app.

You can also complete MISSIONS, by completing at-home activities and attending Virtual Programs, to earn patches!  In addition to our patches from years before, we have 4 new patches to earn this summer: Mythic Hero, Time Traveler, Sprout Scouts, and Prehistoric Explorer!  Stay tuned to our events calendar for some grand virtual programs that you can attend this summer, beginning June 28! 

Watch our video here for more details!


Even children under 3 years can participate this summer by signing up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Research has shown that listening to books each day helps children to develop the important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation for learning to read — a key to learning and school success. Read at least 100 books this summer to earn a special award!

GSK Science in the Summer 2021: Engineering!

Be an engineer!  This summer, students all over Chester County will try out 4 different types of engineering: Biomedical, Electrical, Structural, and Environmental.  Those who are chosen to participate in the GSK Science in the Summer program will have the opportunity to:
1- see a unique problem,
2-use some basic tools and strategies to create a solution to the problem,
3- test their solutions to check for success. 
GSK Science in the Summer will provide teaching materials so that each student can learn, design, build, and solve real world problems.  If it sounds challenging, it is! It’s also a rewarding experience for the whole family! 
GSK Science in the Summer offers a way for families to learn, create, and have fun in the process! 
Registration is required. Please register for the lottery by 5:00pm, May 21st.
Families will be notified by June 4th if they are selected to participate. 
Be an Engineer is designed for children ages 7-13, but the whole family can participate!
For more details and dates:
Or visit http://scienceinthesummer.fi.edu/ to find out more and to register your student engineer in the lottery.