June is here, which means we have begun our annual Summer Library Program!
This year’s theme is Dig Into Reading, and we want everyone to dig into a good book all summer long! It is very important for children to retain their reading skills over the summer so that they are ready for school again in the fall. Studies have shown that participating in reading programs over the summer helps students retain skills and achieve more in school. This year, reading over the summer is even more important because of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. This Guarantee promotes reading success and the need for continual reading development.
Here at the library, we want to make reading fun! That is why we offer lots to do in June and July. This includes our in-house programs, performers, scavenger hunts, and, of course, prizes for reading. We hand out schedules of all the cool things going on at the time of sign-up or a schedule PDF can be found on our 2013 SLP webpage. You can also find the highlights of SLP and other helpful information, on this webpage.
The program starts today and runs through July 27 so be sure to put the Summer Library Program on your list of summer activities and “Dig Into Reading!”
More From the Web
- Summer Reading Book Lists from New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library.
- Summer reading tips from librarians via Scholastic.
- Family Literacy page from Collaborative Summer Library Program.
- Parents’ Guide to Student Success from National PTA.
- Fun “underground” things to do in Ohio!