Children participate in the Summer Reading Program as either independent readers, early readers, or family readers, depending on their age and reading level (see above).
Their reading group helps determine the difficulty and material of their crafts and programs.
Programs & Activities
In past years, each age group met at different times each week,
and special Thursday programs were held for everyone.
Due to the pandemic, in more recent years we've passed out activity kits on Fridays for children to take home, but still had Thursday Programs in 2021.
Stay tuned to see how we do things in 2022
We've enrolled the help of the Beanstack App to help children log their reading and activities. After registering for the Summer Reading Program, you'll need to sign up for Beanstack to record how long and what you've read, and to mark challenges complete.
All children who read and participate in the Summer Reading Program will receive a prize, and special prizes are awarded to the top readers in each reader group and to the top overall reader
Studies show that for reading success to happen, access to books is critical.
The public library is an excellent free resource for families to access books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as a place where librarians can guide children and families in selecting great books.
We especially encourage reading for fun during the summer months and don't stress AR points and levels so much as interest in a topic or theme.
Children who see reading as a treat and not a chore will feel more inclined to explore the shelves, searching for their next favorite book. The library cares about your children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer.
While keeping track of the amount of time they spend reading or the number of books they have read this summer, children who join the summer reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.
Thank you for allowing your children to attend the Summer Reading Program!
Our goal is to keep the minds of the children active through the summer and to encourage a love of reading (fun is also important).