Read and Win
"Read & Win" is an educationally-based program sponsored jointly by Topsfield Fair, Fiesta Shows, The International Association of Fairs and Expositions, The National Independent Concessionaires Association and EBSCO.
The goal of "Read and Win" is to give children a reading incentive to get them reading this summer! The program is open to readers from Grades K to 6th from Essex County Libraries and a few Southern New Hampshire Communities.
Prize Package Includes:
- 1 Admission Ticket (for readers 8 and over, children under 8 are admitted into the Fair free)
- 1 Hot Dog and Drink (soda, water, lemonade or milk) Voucher that the winner can redeem once they are at the Fair
- 2 Ride Tickets
- 1 "Read and Win" Ribbon
Families Contact your Local Library to Sign Up!
Phone: (978)887-5000 x12
Fax: (978) 887-3016
"Read and Win" Poster Contest
Take part in this summer's "Read and Win" and then create a poster that will hang in the Topsfield Fair's Show Tent!
Why: Be a part of the Fair! And First Place wins a Topsfield Fair Blue Ribbon!
Theme: Contact Kate O'Brien for this year's theme!
When: All Summer!
Don't Forget: Make sure your Name and Library Name are on your poster for judging and your friends can find it when it is hanging up at the Fair!
Posters need to be turned in to the Topsfield Fair by September 1, 2013 or they will not be judged or hung.
(Your Children's Room Librarian will collect the posters and hand them in to the Fair.)
Make sure that you create your poster on cardboard poster board (no foam board) no larger than 36' X 36'. Keep in mind that these posters will be hung in an outdoor tent and that NO posters will be returned to the creators.
Have Fun and Be Creative!
Let the Fair sponsor one of your Spring/Early Summer programs!
This year the Topsfield Fair is again offering all of our "Read and Win" libraries the opportunity to run a gardening program called "Growums". The Topsfield Fair will provide 25 "Growum" Gardens for your library program, signage and informative DVD. The "Growum" kits are based on a cast of vegetable characters and focused around food that kids love and eat. Children will have the chance to grow their own Pizza Garden or Taco Garden or even their own Herb Garden. This program can either be a part of your spring programming or your summer kick-off programs.
Once your readers have grown their gardens, they can then not only eat their fresh grown vegetables but also enter them into the 2013 Topsfield Fair!
Check out "Growums" website: www.growums.com
We hope that all of our libraries will take part in this great agricultural and healthy program this year! Please contact Kate O'Brien for more information. Supplies are limited!
Libraries that have Previously Participated
Amesbury Public Library, Kimball Library, Beverly Public Library, Boxford Public Library, Newbury Town Library (Byfield), T.O.H.P. Burnham Public Library (Essex), Peabody Institute Library Danvers, Georgetown Peabody Library, Sawyer Free Library (Gloucester), Langley-Adams Library (Groveland), Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Haverhill Public Library, Rodgers Memorial Library (Hudson), Lynn Public Library, Lynnfield Public Library, Malden Public Library, Manchester Public Library, Merrimac Public Library, Nevins Memorial Library (Methuen), Flint Public Library (Middleton), Nahant Public Library, Newburyport Publlic Library, Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover), Gale Library (Newton), Flint Memorial Library (North Reading), Peabody Institute Library, Peabody Institute Library South and West Branch, Plaistow Public Library, Rockport Public Library, Rowley Public Library, Kelley Library, Salisbury Public Library, Saugus Public Library,Seabrook Library, Stoneham Public Library, Swampscott Public Library, Topsfield Town Library, and G.A.R. Memorial Library (West Newbury), and more!