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Old 06-09-2008, 12:30 PM
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Summer Reading

Now that it is Summertime and school has come to an end, are your kids still reading?
How many of you have a Summer Reading program at your Library? Are your children taking part in it? If they are please share something about it.

My Library has a Summer Reading program "Catch the Reading Bug". We have a story time for 3 thru 5 year olds and Brown Bag movies and craft time for Kindergarten thru Sixth grade. The Reading program kids are suppose to log at least 15 mins. of reading each day to be elilable for prizes on the indiviual level. We also have a team competition where all of the kids are on one of 4 teams. The team member earn points for reading books, attending programs, wearing their team button, etc. We are hoping the team competion will help boost circulation and get the kids involved in cheering on their other team members who might need a little encouragement to read. This is the first year we have tried this, so we will have to see how it works.
We conclude our program with a party at the end. You must have participated through out the program to be able to come. We have hired a magician who also does balloon art to entertain at the final party.

Please share what your children will be doing to keep reading this summer.
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