Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Registration under way for summer reading program
Research shows that children who do not read (or, in the case of younger children, are not read to) throughout the summer will experience a serious reading loss that widens with every successive year.
In an effort to provide every child an opportunity to improve their reading skills, the Bryan+College Station Library System is once again offering its Summer Reading Club Game.
The way the children play the game is to read every day. It's as simple as that. Children can read whatever they like, wherever they like, just as long as they are in the daily reading habit.
Children color in one “train car” space on their game board per day (after they read or listen to a book). In about 13 days, they can come to the library and select a fun prize and a food coupon.
On the 25th day (and final space), the child can visit the library and choose a nice Scholastic book to take home for their own library. Children can get up to three game boards (and keep getting more prizes!) which would add up to 75 days of summer reading. They have until August 31 to turn in their game board for their prize and free book.
There is something fun and FREE going on at both libraries throughout the week until August. The dates and times are listed on the library website: www.bcslibrary.org.
Tween/ teens have their own game board and fun events as well. And babies, toddlers and Pre-K youngsters can play on the children's game board if someone reads to them every day.
This program has no cost to the community; however, the Friends of the Bryan+College Station Library System have generously provided for books and prizes and paid performers for some events.
For more information, visit www.bcslibrary.org.
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