Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer Reading Program to Build a Better World

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown Regional Public Library.

Pottstown Regional Public Library is ready for Summer Reading 2017, inspired by the theme of “Build a Better World”.

The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is scheduled for June 13 at 6 p.m.

 The library and its community partners will be having a building workshop, a planting table, recycled crafts, games, door prizes and snacks to celebrate the beginning of summer.

During the summer, free family programs are scheduled at the library on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Registration is not required to attend. A full schedule of events for all ages is available on the library website and printed fliers are available in the library.

It's easy to be a part of the Summer Reading Program! Starting June 12, children ages 0-18 may pick up an activity log in the children’s department at the library. There are three different participation levels to choose from:
  • Pre-Readers - children who cannot yet read on their own
  • Elementary Readers - children who are in elementary school 
  • Teen Readers - children who are in Middle or High School. 
The children's section is in the library basement.
As participants mark their progress on the activity log they earn prizes for their efforts. All children who complete and return their entire activity log before Aug. 19 will be entered into grand prize drawings.

Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. Students can lose two months of reading achievement in the summer. For many families the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
Summer is a great time to build and create and have fun with friends! Your local library is the perfect place to help your imagination take off! Join us this summer for books, movies, music, activities and fun… And together we can build a better world.

1 comment:

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