YOUTH READING PROGRAMS

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Encouraging your child to participate in the Summer Reading Program will help retain hard-earned reading and language skills and prevent the dreaded “summer slide”.

The fundamental keys for the development of lifelong learners are reading aloud and reading for enjoyment. Especially in young children, quantity trumps quality in terms of building reading fluency. So, let your children choose what they enjoy reading over the summer. Make reading FUN!

There are three levels available—toddlers though teens—in our program with age appropriate rewards for each bracket. Our model is developed to reinforce money and time management, independent decision making and higher level thinking.

We encourage reading, but not to the exclusion of all other activities; we all know that even the most voracious reader can’t read 24 hours a day. Encourage other interests and honest record keeping!

FALL AND WINTER READING CHALLENGES

Our Winter Reading Challenge, 50 to Grow On, is a read-to-me program open to children ages 7 and younger and runs from January 3 – April 4. You will register and log online on Beanstack, but we will have paper copies and stickers for the children to use.  We curate 40 books each year and you can add an additional 10 books of your choosing. This program frequently introduces parents to undiscovered authors and children to new genres. Children earn a sticker for each book read and a completion prize for finishing. Again, ALL logging must be done on Beanstack. Logging and completion prizes must be picked up by April 4.

The Family Reading Challenge is a read aloud literacy program for students in grades 1 – 8. This Winter Reading Challenge runs from Jan. 3 – April 4 and stresses the importance of reading aloud to children past the time they can read independently.  This is an easy challenge to enjoy as a family. You will register and log on Beanstack. There are 18 book choices of varying reading levels and you can read as few or as many as you like. Each book read earns a raffle ticket for a prize! All logging must be done on Beanstack and completed by April 4.

RECOMMENDED READS

Each month, Library staff offers recommendations from our collection! Login into your account to reserve one of these enjoyable reads today!