Dream Big–READ!

Well, we’ve wrapped up another successful Summer Library Program (SLP)!  We had a blast with the “Dream Big–READ!” theme, which was all about the night: nocturnal animals, the night sky, dreams & wishes, bedtime, etc.

We stayed busy offering programs, performers, prizes, and books.  If you still need to turn in your last reading record, come in this week or next and get your free book for completing the SLP.  We will send a list of finishers to each county school and when school starts again at the end of the month, most will offer those children some sort of extra prize or incentive for completing their reading this summer.

If that’s not enough of a reward for you finishers, just think how much better off you’ll be starting the new school year having read for at least 525 minutes or 8 hours and 45 minutes!

Here are a few other statistics.

  • Children from branches that participated: 3,216
  • Children from the main library that participated: 1,326
  • Total number of children across Richland County that participated: 4,542

Studies have shown that children who read during the summer are better prepared to start the new school year.  We want your children to be successful students, and that’s why our reading program is so important to us.

We’ve got a bit of a break for the month of August before we get back into our regular story time schedule and all of the fun fall programs we have planned.  But we are going to have our Brick Builders Lego Club at the Main Library on Tuesday, August 14th from 2-4 pm.  We also have a back-to-school scavenger hunt planned for the week of August 20th.  Be on the lookout for all the hidden pictures of  school supplies and other school-related items!

Get out there and enjoy the last few weeks of summer freedom, and don’t forget to continue to “Dream Big–READ!”

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