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Old 06-08-2005, 01:27 PM
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Summer Reading Programs

Our library kicks off it's summer reading program for kids this coming Saturday. My son is really excited about it.

He is also going to join an online summer reading program that was similar to the reading program that he was in this past year in his new school here in NC. With this program, he will read a book, take a multiple choice test on it and then receive a "reward" of points if he finishes with a certain number of correct answers. They can cash in the points for gifts---looks like lots of points for small gifts-- but at least this will keep him in the swing of things for next year.



He finished out this year reading 284 books!!



Are there any other families involved in reading programs like this?
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:27 AM
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My ds (6) is going to the summer reading program they have every year at our library. He is going into the first grade. He fills out a slip of paper for each seven books he reads (or are read to him) & the slip is entered into a drawing. each week there is a small prize like Sonic cone or kids meal. At the end of 4 weeks, each age group will draw for a prize book. We had the kick off the day after school was out. He really enjoys going.
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:43 AM
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We signed Andy up today. They recommend 15 minutes of reading a day. There are little symbols on his sign-up sheet and every time he completes 15 minutes, he marks one off. After six hours of reading, he can turn in the paper for a prize, plus he will be entered into a drawing for a bigger prize.

They will also be picking kids to be a in local TV commercial promoting the county libraries and reading.



He is reading right now.......30 minutes is his goal today.
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:39 PM
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THATS GREAT with your son reading!!!!!!!!!!!! mine likes to read too.....I forgot about summer reading program should look into that....sounds good with a little interest at the end,gives them something to look foward to!!! Pizza Hut USED to have something.Our local baseball park had just 5 books to read!!!still good tho.
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Old 06-11-2005, 03:40 PM
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Our Summer reading program is at the public library. I take the girls in every week, and they get a coupon for a free McDonalds Hambugar for reading. If they read 10 books or 10 hours they get to choose from several prizes. For every 10 hours or books they get another prize and they get their name in a drawing for a special prize at the end of the program. The Librarians are very encouraging and make it a point to ask the kids about the books they read. The kids really feel important that they are interested in what they read.
We also have the "Read off your fines" program. Able "Grannies" from the retirement home are brought to listen to the kids read off their fines. Every 15 minutes is $2.00 off. Its good for our seniors who are needing to be needed and great for our kids that need to reduce the fines and get positivie attendtion!


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Our Library also runs a Summer Reading Program for kids in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. We have similar reading incentives like reading logs where the kids have to read at least 20 min. a day for 5 days (100min) for a specific coupon good for pizza, ice cream cones, etc. plus a pick out of the weekly prize bucket that is filled with small trinkets. We also have an incentive game that has challenges the kids to read certain types of books and do fun activities that go along with our program theme. The kids can enter their names in the Grand prize drawing by completeing their Reading Logs each week, doing the Incentive game and by doing short book reports on the books they have read. We also have some fun things like weekly trivia, guessing games and Reader of the Week. At the end of the program we have a big party where the grand prizes are given away.
This year we are trying something new with the Middle schoolers. We are having an Online Savanger Hunt. The kids were given a list of 15 questions that they need to go online and research the answers. They have to give the correct answers and also the websites they used to get the information. The questions revovle around the program theme.
The Middle schoolers can also join an online reading program sponsered by our state governor's wife. She will be making a stop at our Library later next month to have a book discussion with the kids.
We really try to make reading as much fun as we can so the kids will want to keep coming to the library all year round and also as they grow into adults.
Vivian ---I like the "Read off your fines" idea---Might have to try that here.

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