Summer Reading sign-up begins May 1, 2017. We are asking that participants read at least 20 minutes a day, experience something new, build something, change your part of the world in a positive way this summer. Reading journals can be picked up at the Summer Reading Kick-off on June 3rd at 2pm, at the Children’s Desk or during the “weekly activities” for children birth to age 12. Summer Reading bingo cards for teens, age 13-17, can be picked up at the Summer Reading Kick-off on June 3rd at 2pm, at the Teen Zone desk or at any of the teen summer programs. Finally, adults, 18 and older, can pick up Summer Reading bingo cards at the Summer Reading Kick-off on June 3rd at 2pm or at the Circulation desk on or after June 3rd. Let’s all read together!
- Click HERE to sign up.
- Adults can model a lifestyle of literacy for children. Let them know that reading is fun and important.
- Manage your screen time, things like TV and gaming can be limited and you can spend time reading a book.
- Talk about the reading you do all through the day – signs, recipes, scrapbooking and/or instructions.
- Encourage children to share family stories.
- Include reading aloud at bedtime.
- Read on the beach or while you’re camping.
- Visit the public library, choose plenty of books to borrow and share, and ask a librarian. We love books!
- Try a variety of reading material such as books, comics, magazines, ebooks and audio books.
- Listen to a book while you are walking, running or driving
- Mental Stimulation – Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.
- Stress Reduction – No matter how much stress you have at work or in your personal relationships, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story. Let all tension drain away and relax.
- Vocabulary Expansion – The more you read, the more you know and your vocabulary grows.
- Memory Improvement – Think of all the characters and storylines you have to keep up with in a book, then tell someone about what you’ve read…memories.
When you read a book, be in the moment and enjoy! Come read with us, Summer Reading 2017