Summer 2013 Special!
EasyLibrary & Puffin Books present:
Age: 5yrs - 18yrs
Date: April 22th - May 5th
What is Read-A-Thon?
Read-A-Thon is a free reading program that encourages children to read for pleasure. Conducted over a period of two weeks, this has been a hugely popular summer contest at EasyLib. Children can read books from anywhere. The idea is for them to read as many books as they can in two weeks. The one who reads the most wins the prize! Read-A-Thon is conducted world-wide by libraries and schools to encourage children to read, now brought to Bangalore by the online library EasyLib.com and Puffin Books India.
How does Read-A-Thon work?
Read-A-Thon is held for two weeks. During this time, participating children will read as many books as they can from anywhere, not necessarily from EasyLib. They write a short review of each book they read and email the reviews to us by the due date.
Top three readers from each age-group will win an attractive book hamper from Puffin and Lady Bird Books. In May (date TBA) a get-together of all the event participants is arranged at the library. All participants get certificates.
Who can participate?
Children and Young Adults between the ages of 5 and 18.
What kind of books should I read?
Look here for suggested reading.
5 to 7 years : Picture books
8 to 10 years: Books with at least 80 pages.
11 to 13 years: Books with at least 150 pages.
14 to 18 years: Books with at least 250 pages.
How do I record my reading?
Please mail the library at firstname.lastname@example.org to register the child, with his/her age. We will send you a format in which to enter the details. Enter the details and send it to the library by 7 pm on the 5th of May. Emails should be sent from the parent/guardian’s email id or endorsed by them. Happy reading!
Sing-along with Arthi
Date: April 27th
Time: 11 – 12 Noon.
Age: 5 – 8 years
Fee: Rs. 100 per child
Welcome the summer with a sing-along! Arthi will regale you with Karadi and Tulika Songs and Folktales.
If that is not enough, there is a craft to do as well!
Join the masti.
Cool stories and a craft for a hot summer!
Date: April 20th
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Age: 5 to 8
Fee: Rs.100* per child
*bring a frind and get Rs.25 off
Rashmi Kulkarni will tell you a story about two friends - a fish and a bird! She will tell you all about how their friendship grew near a lake. And then, she will teach you how to make an origami fish and bird! How cool is that?
Wait, who says the fun is over yet? She will also read to you a story of Chhota Bheem’s adventure on an island!
Do Not Miss!
Who says science can’t be fun?
Date: May 4th
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Age: 8 to 12 years
Fee: Rs. 200* per child
*bring a frind and get Rs.25 off
Prity Mehta will make you fall in love with science just like her! In this two hour session learn what is sound and how it is generated.
“Musical Balloon” is a fun filled activity which will help you kids enjoy the music you *CREATE* and while doing so, get introduced to the physics of sound.
Fiction Writing Workshop by author Shinie Antony
Date:May 25th & 26th
Time:10:30 am to noon
Age:8 years and above
(open to adults too)
Fee: Rs. 500/- per person*
*EasyLib members get a discount.
Every child is a storyteller and there is a story everywhere. But how does one write a story from start to finish? Well-known writer Shinie Antony shares her know-how and teaches children the art of story writing. Even if you have done this workshop with Shinie before, sign up again because each time she designs the workshop differently.
Hands on Science Club by Prity Mehta
Date: May 13th - May 17th
Time: 10:30am- 12:00noon
Age group: 6 - 8years
Fee: Rs.1000/- per child
Date: May 20th - May 24th
Time: 10:30am - 12:00noon
Age group: 9 - 12years
Fee: Rs.1200/- per child
All materials will be supplied. The workshop is a good mix of practical (but fun, mind you!) maths and science. Each Class will be 2 hours long. Maximum 10 kids for each of the class and min 5 kids.