Summer reading programs under way
Updated: July 29, 2012 6:01AM
Children model adult behavior— both good and bad.
When children see their parents or family members reading, it has a subconscious trickle-down effect, encouraging them to read too. As stated on the American Library Association’s website, “Summer reading loss is cumulative.”
“Children don’t ‘catch up’ in the fall because other children are moving ahead with their skills. By the end of sixth grade children who lose reading skills over the summer are two years behind their classmates,” the website states.
At the River Grove Library, we are increasing our efforts to promote family and lifelong literacy. One of the ways we have done this is by offering winter and summer reading programs for kids and teens, in addition to adult reading programs last year and this coming summer.
All River Grove cardholders have access to Media On Demand, allowing patrons to download e-books, audiobooks, music and videos for free. In conjunction with the library’s launch of downloadable media, the grand prizes for participants in the Adult Summer Reading program “Reading is Delicious!” will be a Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook. There will be some “delicious” raffle prizes along the way from our business sponsors such as Pop’s Place, Connie’s Beef, Gene and Jude’s, McDonald’s, the Triton Hospitality Room and more!
Register for summer reading and the kickoff at the library or by phone at (708) 453-4484.
Marissa Tartaglia, is an Adult Services Librarian at the River Grove Public Library.
She can be reached at (708) 453-4484. firstname.lastname@example.org.