It is hard to imagine summer vacation is just around the corner. Sun, beach, walks, picnics in the park, star gazing and more. What better way to spend the days than playing, reading, and watching movies. Marilyn, Mrs. Follis, and I have been visiting the schools promoting summer reading these past three weeks. We've had many excited students eager to sign up and begin recording what they've read during the summer. Sign up beginis Monday, June 15, 2015. If you have questions about how the program works, visit our frequently asked questions page for more details.
We all know that making sure your child reads throughout the summer is super important for their continued success in school. Reading a minimum of 20 minutes a day can boost their vocabulary, help with concentration, and give children a sense of accomplishment. Not sure what to have them read? Anything will do. It's summer. Let them read whatever they want. I've know very high achieving high school students spend their summers re-reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries. it was fun, and relaxing, for them to revisit old literary friends. Let your child read whatever they want regardless of the reading level. If they've chosen a book that they want to read it's a pretty good chance they will read it without your nagging.
If your child is stumped on what to read, stop in or email us (kids [at] scarboroughlibrary.org) and we are more than happy to recommend some really great books. Remember, recommending books to readers, however eager or reluctant, is our job and we are very good at it!
Signing up for the summer reading program alone won't keep your child motivated to read, it is having a wide variety of titles to choose from. Stop in for some suggestions.