BY: RACHEL SMITH
I know school just got out for the summer and kiddos far and wide are relishing in the fact that they don’t ‘have to think’ and do homework for a few months. But one thing I do stress in my household… READING!
The summer reading program at the Clear Lake Library is the perfect opportunity to keep those little minds fresh and crisp, and not turn into piles of goo due to playing too much Fortnite and such.
Based on a three year study by Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Informational Studies, they confirm what many librarians have long suspected: students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills.
And actually, instead of LOSING all they learned the year before in class, they actually GAIN!
This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” and is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is now open and the program will run through July 27th. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open to the public the week of July 30th for anyone who is interested in purchasing some awesome new books for their kiddos.
What’s great about this reading program, is that it’s not just geared toward little kids, but kids of all ages and even adults. In fact, there are four categories: early reader, school-age children, young adults and adults. The whole family can read to win cool prizes, attend fun programs and enjoy an awesome summer at the library!
You can either log on to www.cllibrary.org to register, or stop in to the library to pick up form. The registration forms need to be turned in to the Children’s Desk for participants to be officially signed up for the summer program and be eligible for prizes. At that time, you can snag a free reading log to keep track of reading minutes.
It’s a win-win! Reading and prizes are the perfect combination of summer fun!
So get reading… all the cool kids are doing it!