Catch the Reading Wave

OUR READ-A-THON IS SCHEDULED FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2021 AND WILL INCLUDE A CALENDAR OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO “CATCH THE READING WAVE”. THIS EVENT WILL ALSO HOST A FUNDRAISING OPTION AND THERE WILL BE PRIZES, TEAM CHALLENGES AND INCENTIVES PER WEEK! You can download the calendar of events by clicking he button below below. Event details and links are below as well!

Here’s How It Works

Register Your Reader

– Follow the easy steps on the Read-A-Thon website to join your SCHOOL TEAM or a GROUP TEAM and recruit pledges from near and far
– Each school in the district is a team (students, families, faculty & staff)
– Any business, restaurant, organization, neighborhood or book club can create a team.
– If you would like to read and are not associated with any team, please join our NKEF Reader Team.
– Read, track and log at home reading sessions online!
Registration can happen anytime throughout the month. Sign up and join a team for the whole month or for a week or two. Your participation, great or small, supports your school & the NKEF!!

Form a Team

If you are not associated with a team, you can form your own! Perfect for neighborhoods, families, and friends!

Donate

– Choose the type of donation you want to make – to a reader in this group, as a business sponsor or directly to the group
– Add an optional message to personalize your donation with words of support and encouragement
– Showcase your business/group with a donation for a Business Advertisement. This will be displayed on the main page of our Read-a-thon and seen by all of our participants.

Prizes

• Weekly Prizes awarded on Monday (2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1). Each student that registers for their school team will receive a certificate of completion and will have their name entered into weekly raffles to win a prize.

• School Teams can earn a $500 grant per week to support supplemental literacy materials.

• Students will earn a BOOK BUCK for every $20 raised. Each Book Buck is redeemable for 1 book at the Blue Bus Foundation Book Mobile event

Top 3 readers win NKEF gear prizes; bags, books and t-shirts

Top 3 individual collectors win prizes:
1st place – Brand NEW Bike (up to a $125 value)
2nd place – Kindle (up to $100 value)
3rd place – $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Top Business Collectors Win Prizes donated by Local Businesses
1st Place: Dave’s Pizza Party
2nd Place: Master Homemade Donut Party
3rd Place: Breakfast from Amada Senior Care
4th Place: Great Harvest Bread Co. Fabulous Bread

Contests

Consider these contests as something FUN to do over February school vacation!! Enter to win an NKEF Prize!!

Bookmark Contest: (all ages) Deadline (2/26)

Book Face Contest: (all ages) Deadline (2/26)

Book Spine Poetry Contest (all ages): Deadline (2/26)

EVENTS

February 6

NKEF Library Box Ceremony at Local Scoop (Weather permitted)

This is one of many boxes we will be installing throughout the town. We are looking for more volunteers to build a box, fund a box, and host a box.

Pick up your Blind Date with a Book Series (Age level 12-18)

Register and go pick up a free wrapped book to go on a “blind date” with. Give it a try, and then join LeeAnn at the end of the month on Zoom to talk about your match! Take a chance on bookish love!!!

February 7

Scatter The Love

Print out the Scatter the love notes and fill in the blanks “I love my library because………..” Drop off the heart to the library to show your appreciation all week long.

Author/Illustrator Workshop )Middle/High school students)

Create a children’s story with a Catch the Wave theme.

February 8

Storytime with Mrs. B (NK Library)

Story time will be posted today and the 15th. Families can view it whenever they want.

Masked Book Reader

Guess who the Masked Reader is reading Mixed:A Colorful Story by Arree Chung at 5pm

February 9

Take and Make Valentine’s Day Craft

Go to the Library and pick up a craft today and take it home to create it for FUN!!!

Masked Book Reader

Guess who the Masked Reader is reading Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio at 6pm

February 10

Read and Make a Recipe

Pick a recipe of your choice and read it thoroughly. Gather all the ingredients and make a delicious treat! Make sure you share with your family!

Mr. Lucas’s Storytime reading The Wolves in the Walls

February 11

Read My Shirt Day

Wear a shirt that is readable and tell people to read my shirt; Please be appropriate!

Masked Reader reading Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio

February 12

Virtual Adult Book Tasting

Illustrator Workshop at 3pm (pre-registration required)

February 13

How many public libraries are there in Rhode Island?

Make a guess and submit it on this form. Guess the correct number and win a prize.

February 14

Snuggle up with your Valentine & Read

Celebrate Valentine’s day with someone you love and a good book!! Don’t forget to scatter your love of your library, as well…….

Author/Illustrator Workshop (pre-registration required) 1-2pm

February 15

Grant Award Ceremony & Weekly Raffle Drawings awarded;

Posted to the NKEF website and social media pages

Storytime with Mrs. B (NK Library)

BOOK & CRAFT: RAINBOW HEART SUNCATCHERS at 4:30pm

Join Ms. Amanda, Davisville Library, LIVE on Facebook to hear a story and make Rainbow Suncatcher craft together.

February 16

Masked Reader reading Where the Sidewalk ends at 5pm

Take and Make Gum Drop Craft —North Kingstown Library

Go to the Library and pick up a craft today and take it home to create it for FUN!!!

February 17

Masked Reader reading The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson at 5pm

Book Chatter box

Let’s talk about the book I am reading. Print out and make this fortune teller to start a discussion with a friend, parent or book club!!

February 18

Take Home STEM Activity —North Kingstown Library

Go to the Library and pick up a kit today and take it home to try it out for FUN!!!

February 19

Virtual Adult Book Tasting

Book Face Contest Deadline

Find a book and take your picture!! We can’t wait to see your interpretation of activity!! Deadline is 2/26!

February 20

Blue Bus Foundation Book Mobile

This event allows anyone and everyone to come and pick out a new book!! Time & location – TBA

February 21

Share your favorite book with a friend

“No TV Night” Family Game Night

Turn off your TV and all your devices and grab a deck of cards or a classic board game. Have awesome basic family fun!!!

February 22

Grant Award Ceremony & Weekly Raffle Drawings awarded

Posted to the NKEF website and social media pages

Nudging the Imagination (6:30-8pm)

Professional Development OPPORTUNITY FOR NKSD faculty & staff. Registration required. Credit can be provided. Zoom Link will be provided once registration is complete.

Illustrator Workshop at 3pm (pre-registration required)

February 23

Take and Make Polar Bear Craft —North Kingstown Library

Go to the Library and pick up a craft today and take it home to create it for FUN!!!

Storytime with a Police Officer at 6:30pm

February 24

Masked Reader reading Giraffes Can’t Dance

Blind Date with a Book Series with NK Library Young Adult Librarian, LeeAnn

3pm Virtual Zoom Meeting to chat about your book. Link given after registration. Age level 12-18

February 25

FireSide Storytime with a Firefighter 6:30pm

February 26

Book Spine Contest – Deadline Today!

Bookmark Contest

Use those creative minds and create a themed bookmark. Submit by today.

Drop everything and Read NKSD at 11am

February 27

Book Freeze Tag

Do you know how to play a regular game of freeze tag? Basically, this game allows players to play the game with a book. Players run around a book with them and if they need a break – they freeze and read!! They should open their books and start reading really loud. If a player is reading, they cannot be tagged by the person that is It. After two pages, they must re-enter the game. Everyone should rotate and be the tagger at least once.

February 28

Drop everything and Read NK at 1pm

March 1

Grant Award Ceremony & Weekly Raffle Drawings awarded

Posted to the NKEF website and social media pages