Summer lunches are just one way libraries change lives. The reading program consists of a variety of activities for kids. But what happens when these young minds sit idle for three months?
Heather Cameron, Children’s Coordinator, said their director Janie Burnett has worked very hard to build up the library’s children’s program. This year’s New York state theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”.
Through the program, prekindergarten through sixth-grade students can sign up to read and receive prizes.
Funded by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund, the 2015 Summer Reading Program is a cooperative partnership between Hazard Library, the Aurora Free Library, the Southern Cayuga Central School District, the SCCS Literacy Committee and the community.
For every book read or program attended, participants in the children’s, teenagers’ or adults’ summer reading clubs will earn a sticker or ticket toward a prize giveaway or gift-card drawing.
“It was the first time we ever tried a picnic and it was a great success”, said children’s librarian Ann Woodman. The theme this year is “The American Flag”.
Parents or older siblings can be Reading Partners. Visit your local library to get age-appropriate books and reading tips and encourage independent reading. This process continues all summer long.
“Something that’s going to keep the kids basically learning, because they’re out of school”.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. “In a dream world, our neediest readers would receive twice as many titles”.
With 20 minutes spent reading each day young children can sharpen their vocabulary, general knowledge, spelling and verbal fluency, according to Read On Arizona’s website. Children may register for the summer programs through Friday, August 7. That percentage is expected to go even higher this summer.
There are 3.7 million low-income school children in California who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch to get at least one nutritious meal. In addition, for students who already know how to read, a contest can encourage them to brush up on their reading skills.
Adults can also join the fun with grown-up reading logs and prizes, knitting and crochet time, plus book talks on the beach. This year book bags came from Andersen Windows. Madcap Puppets will present “Once Upon a Clock” July 7 and 8, Joanna Duncan from the National Road/Zane Grey Museum will share stories of Zane Grey July 14 and 15 and some real superheroes will be part of Reading Power on July 21 and 22. Approximately 360 students participate. Supplies are limited and registration for these programs is highly recommended. It is for children of all ages, 0-18. “It’s nice for the whole family to participate in the club, which means reading for a certain amount every day, and filling out a reading record”.