First, I want to talk to you about the “summer slide.” The “SLIDE” is the loss of learning your child experiences over the summer months. Statistically, learning loss over the summer is shocking. Teachers often play catch up in the fall.
The Donnelly Public Library wants to help your child over the summer by keeping them motivated to read, discover and learn.
Every Wednesday from 3-6 we will be at Farmers Market here in Donnelly. We will be amping up our reading program this year and hiring some high schoolers to play games, etc… #SummerReadingReimagined For more on Donnelly Farmers’ Market please go: HERE!
The theme for the Summer this year is All Together Now.
Our Camp Kids will be at Farmers’ Market and participate in selling items and learn to run a register, use their math skills to add and subtract, and read to others during the pop up library time. Stem activities will be offered as well to encourage curiosity and problem solving skills.
The second component of the Summer Reading Program involves 8, week-long day camps which take place at the library. You read that right EIGHT weeks of #CampLibrary 8. Also offered to children in grades K through 5th, participants will arrive at 8:00 am and stay until 5:00 pm. Again, the theme is All Together Now, and students will together create a rainbow. We will be learning about colors, diversity and so much more. The goals of this time are not only to reinforce math, geography, and reading skills to avoid the summer slide but also to enrich social skills with activities which encourage team work.
June 19-23 RED / June 26-30 Orange
July 10-14 Yellow / July 17-21 Green / July 24-28 Blue
August 7-11 Indigo / August 14-18 Violet
Entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade Only August 21-25 RAINBOW
Camp is $250 a week
Are there scholarships? YES
Homeless ( or housing displaced) 100% We recognize that housing insecurity is an ongoing problem in Valley County. If you are displaced or homeless please speak to our Director, Sherry Scheline, and we will see that you get assistance.
Academically Struggling or Covid Learning Loss If student receives a written letter of recommendation of need for Camp they will receive 50-100% of Camp Tuition depending on need.
Free and Reduced School Lunches Any participant that receives Free or Reduced School Lunches will receive $50 off tuition. Registration must include letter from School District regarding eligibility.
Dragon Readers Club (DRC) If you participated in DRC anytime in the 2022-2023 School Year you receive $50 off tuition.
Sibling Discount Sibling Discount : 1 child (full price) sibling (10% off) 2nd Sibling (20% off) 3rd sibling (30% off ) (Miss Sherry would like to add here that if you have 10 children you need a much bigger reward than FREE tuition for one child to a summer program.
Multi-Camp Discount: The more weeks you attend, the more of a discount. Week 1 (full). Week 2 (10% off) Week 3 (20%) Week 4 (30%) Week 5 (40%) Week 6 (50%) Week 7 (60%) and Week 8 (70%). If you have a Kindergartener or 1st grader it could be as low as $75 for the last week of Camp.
BRAG TAGS: 50 Brag tags gets you $50 off tuition. Cash them in for more $$$$ off
Last if your family has fallen on hard times and had major turmoil, please come talk to our staff. We want to help.
Follow our weekly blog for additional opportunity for brag tags. Summer Reading this year will include ALL children under the age of 18. We want to encourage the pre-k kids to be reading as well.
Brag Tags and the BRAG WALL. We will be listing your child’s name on that chart. Summer Reading Brag Tags
We will begin handing out reading logs starting June 1st, 2023
Library Camp Will be offered 8 weeks this summer.
Camp runs Monday- Friday 8-5
Space is limited.
Sign up by using our Calendar LINKS
Week 1: June 19-June 23th RED
Week 2: June 26-June 30th Orange
Week 3: July 10-July 14th Yellow
Week 4: July 17-July 21st GREEN
Week 5: July 24-28th Blue
Week 6: August 7- 11th Indigo
Week 7: August 14th- 18th VIOLET
Week 8: Entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade ONLY August 21-25th RAINBOW
Camp Library is brought to you by
Friends Of The Donnelly Public Library
Junior Friends of The Donnelly Public Library
We also thank Jill Layton for her ongoing support of the youth in Donnelly.
Summer S.T.E.M. is brought to you in part from a grant from Idaho Commission For Libraries. ICFL
If you have read this far you are a champion!
We have a secret here at the Library. A secret society of 10-15 year olds.