June 11th to July 21st
Join us this summer for our Independent Summer Reading Program!
Who? Any child belonging to the Grade Levels: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade; 3rd Grade – 5th Grade; 6th Grade – 8th Grade (You do not have to have a Library Card to participate!)
What? For the length of the program, children are encouraged to read age-appropriate books to keep their minds fresh and active and receive prizes along the way. Each week, children can stop by the Library and pick up a Reading Log that asks for the title of the book, a yes or no answer as to whether they liked the book, and the all-time difficult one-sentence answer to, “Why or why not?” For each week that a log is turned in, the child will receive a prize, like Grizzlies’ tickets. For each book read, they earn an entry into our drawing for a grand prize and children with the most reads in their age groups will win a prize package.
Where? The Millstadt Library of course! Located at 115 W. Laurel.
Why? The dreaded Summer Slide. We’ve all heard of it (no, not something fun at a waterpark). This slide is a nice way to say that children lose up to two months of what they learned over the school year. In fact, teachers often spend about four to six weeks of the new year reteaching students what they learned the previous year. One of the worst things about it is that it’s cumulative. Meaning that by the time they reach high school, they could have lost up to five years’ worth of reading and comprehension skills. And we all know that later on when they move into the workforce, the number one thing employers will be looking for are their communication skills. And what’s the best way to learn those? Through reading.
So, this summer, help keep them on their toes, teenagers, and adults (that means you) too, by taking the time to read. Even if it’s only 20 minutes a day, or a book read together, even reading the words in a cookbook and letting them help you out in the kitchen.
We’re hoping for a great turnout for the Reading Program this year, will you help us make this happen?
For more information, check out our website, http://millstadt-library.org/
If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 476-1887, message us @MillstadtLibrary on Facebook, or stop by the Library, we’d love to see you.
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