Thursday, June 14, 2012

Reading is Sooooo Delicious

This Tuesday was the first day of our summer reading program. We had a lot of fun with the 23 kids who came the first day! Our theme this summer is food - we will be talking about gardening, nutrition and food safety as well as playing lots of games and doing lots of crafts and other activities. This week everyone got to plant two different kinds of vegetable seeds and see some different vegetable plants (some with baby veggies already growing). While we really enjoy doing the 6-week Tuesday program, the main goal of our reading program is to keep kids reading through the summer. Many studies throughout the years have shown that elementary school aged kids lose a lot of their reading skills over the summer months if they don't continue to read. In order to help motivate kids to read, each child signed-up for the program receives a reading log with target goals. Once they meet their goals they receive small prizes. Even if your child cannot come to the Tuesday activity program, they can pick-up a reading log and earn prizes! The weekly activity program will be held each Tuesday from 1-2pm from now until July 17th. Kids can pick-up reading logs anytime during open hours at the Library. We are open Mon, Tues, Thur, and Fri from 2-7pm, Weds 9am-2pm and Sat 10am-2pm. We look forward to a great summer of food fun and facts!