Mayor’s Summer Stars - Summer Learning Challenge

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This summer the Rochester area is full of exciting opportunities for kids to stay active and continue learning, We have a variety of programs that range from a reading challenge to hands-on camps and activities where kids can keep their bodies healthy and minds sharp. No matter their interests, kids can keep their summer both fun and engaging by taking advantage of the free programs our libraries and R-Centers have to offer. -- Mayor Lovely A. Warren 

Have fun and Learn

Mayor Lovely A. Warren invites children of all ages and their families to join in the summer fun with the Mayor’s Summer Stars – Summer Learning Challenge at City Libraries and R-Centers, celebrating this year’s theme “Libraries Rock!”

The Mayor’s Summer Stars – Summer Learning Challenge gives parents and children an opportunity to participate in community wide events that help keep them interested in expanding their education and pursuing their passions.

The Mayor’s Summer Stars – Summer Learning Challenge gives parents and children an opportunity to participate in community wide events that help keep them interested in expanding their education and pursuing their passions. The Rochester Public Libraries offer an entire summer schedule of events including the Libraries Rock! activity log, a Puppet Theater, African drumming and reading books to dogs. The R-Centers have a wide variety of activities and programs in science, technology, sports, creative arts and Summer Learning Labs. With Drop Everything and Read, kids are challenged to “stop, prop and read” a total of 10 books of their choice throughout the summer.

Libraries Rock!

The Summer Learning Challenge Libraries Rock! log book is available now at the R-Centers and Rochester Public Libraries to give children more ways to explore and engage in the learning challenge. The Libraries offer an entire summer schedule of events including hands-on STEM challenges, African drumming and reading books to dogs. The R-Centers have a wide variety of activities and programs in science, technology, sports, creative arts and Summer Learning Labs. With Drop Everything and Read, kids are challenged to “stop, drop and read” a total of 10 books of their choice throughout the summer.

Activity logs for the Mayor’s Summer Stars – Summer Learning Challenge are available now at Rochester Public Libraries and R-Centers. Follow along the colorful music notes and spend 20 minutes or more on each activity in the log, crossing off the note as it is completed. If children have questions or need help completing the activities they can talk to a librarian or R-Center employee at any location. At the end of the song in the log bring the game board back to any Rochester Public Library branch to be entered to win prizes. The last day to turn in completed game boards is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, prizes will be drawn Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 and prizes must be claimed by Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

Genesee Country Village; Rochester Museum and Science Center; Seneca Park Zoo; and the Strong National Museum of Play donated prizes for Libraries Rock! through their support of the Monroe County Library system’s summer learning programs. The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library donated books and weekly prizes.

R-Center Magnet Programs

R-Centers offer opportunities for kids to explore their passions through activities that focus on their interests.

STEM Explosion

Exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects with hands-on activities, helps children connect learning to their own lives and the world around them. This program will ignite and expand your child’s interest in science and technology.

  • Available at: Carter Street R-Center.

Creative Arts Workshop

Creativity is using the imagination to see the world or solve a problem in a new way—a valuable skill for academics and life. In this arts-infused program, children will unleash their imagination. Local artists and trained staff will lead daily activities exploring dance, theater, creative writing, music, arts and crafts and more.

  • Available at: Edgerton R-Center

Sports Center

Youth who play sports do better in school, develop personal discipline, and learn how to get along with others. At Sports Center, children will explore a new sport each week. Participants will learn basic skills through age-appropriate clinics, try fitness exercises, practice as a team, play group games and compete in tournaments. The program culminates with the R-Center “Olympics” at the end of the summer.

  • Available at: Avenue D R-Center; Campbell Street R-Centers

Earth Explorer Expeditions

In this program, children will discover the great urban outdoors. Participants will explore local parks and natural areas and learn about nature, urban gardening, nutrition, healthy cooking, reusing and recycling and more.

  • Available at: Humboldt R-Center.

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