Summer Reading Club starts Wednesday


Summer Reading Club starts Wednesday June 24th! The program is open to all readers who have finished Kindergarten through going into 5th grade.  We meet every Wednesday at 1:00 until July 29th.  This summer we will be exploring the different types of Heroes in the world, real and make-believe.

Why Summer Reading? There are multiple benefits to summer reading programs, First it helps prevent a slip in reading skills that are well documented in the return of non-readers to school. Studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents this “summer reading loss.”

Struggling or Reluctant Readers: One advantage of public library summer library programs for reluctant readers is that they are not located in school buildings, which helps reduce the negative perception about summer learning for students who are struggling. Summer reading programs in public libraries usually encourage readers, especially those who are struggling, to use alternate formats such as magazines,  audiobooks, graphic novels, and material on the Internet. Library summer programs offer activities related to literature that is often not included in schools, because of the time constraints. Participants often return to summer library programs in successive years, which help children build reading into their summer routine.

The Importance of Self-Selection of Reading Materials –  Some researchers feel it is important that students read things that are important to them socially– items related to movies and books or characters that are popular with their friends. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. Self-selection of reading materials is an extremely important factor in motivating struggling readers, and is a key component of our Summer Reading Club.

And did we mention that if your child is registered, you can leave them with us for a whole hour while you do what you need to do? Because grown up time is important too.

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