Thursday, April 14, 2016

Preview: Family Reading Night 2016

The fifth annual Pioneer district-wide Family Reading Night is almost here!  The event will take place on Friday, April 22nd from 6:00pm until 8:00pm here at Pioneer Middle School.  All Pioneer students, preK through grade 12, are invited to this free event.

This year’s Family Reading Night will be structured upon the theme “Make Time for Reading” and will feature activities related to literacy, science, technology, and crafts.  Nick, a seventh grader at Pioneer Middle School, designed an awesome logo for the event.

This year's Family Reading Night logo was designed by Nick, a seventh grader.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to find at Family Reading Night.  Probably the most highly-anticipated part of the evening is a visit from the Buffalo Museum of Science.  To go right along with the science theme, the Museum will be presenting hands-on activities for students of all ages.  The activities will be centered upon alternative energy, electricity, crime scene investigation, and mad scientists throughout history.  This will be an exciting opportunity to bring the Museum right here to our own community!

Did I mention free stuff?  In addition to free snacks and refreshments, the first 150 families will receive a tote bag loaded with goodies.  The tote bag will include a Star Wars Origami book (complete with origami paper!), DIY craft kits, bookmarks, and coupons to area businesses.  The tote bags and gifts were made possible due to a generous grant from the Navient Corporation and donations from McDonald's of Arcade and Burger King of Yorkshire.  Area businesses have also graciously donated door prize items to be raffled off during the event.

FREE items for the first 150 families!

The tote bags are packed and ready to go for Family Reading Night.

What would a Family Reading Night be without the opportunity to go home with lots of books?  Families may participate in a free PFA-sponsored book swap.  Just bring in your own gently used books and swap them for titles brought in by other families.  There will also be a Scholastic Book Fair in the library during the evening.  All proceeds from the Book Fair will go towards funding future literacy events.  If you are interested in checking out the online version of the Book Fair, click here.

Pioneer staff members will also be offering a variety of activity stations throughout the evening.  The activities include the following:
  • Computer Coding Activities
  • Dr. Seuss Stories
  • Kahoot Trivia
  • Grimm Fairytales Trivia
  • Recording Studio
  • Taboo Competition
  • Bookmark Making
  • Pom Pom/Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Tap Lessons and DIY Tap Shoes
  • Origami
  • Duct Tape Crafts
  • Coloring 
We hope to have a huge turnout for this fun event!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a Pioneer district librarian.

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