Thursday, June 7, 2018

Reading Takes You Everywhere

Russell County Public Library invites you to the 2018 Summer Reading Program.
Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Why is participating in summer reading programs important?
Research from Dominican University confirms that “children who do not read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall.”

Russell County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program helps to bridge the gap by providing interesting, learning activities for all ages.
You, too, can help bridge the gap by integrating math and reading into your family’s daily schedule. Use those math skills when you bake a cake. Read about the places you are visiting. Take walks and learn about the animals you see.

Encourage critical thinking in your children by asking them questions about what they have read.
Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine suggests engaging your child in conversation about what they are reading by asking some of the following questions:
“If you could be friends with any character in the book, who would it be and why?
What was the most exciting part of the book?
What surprised you most about the story? Why was it surprising?
Is there anything in this story that is similar to something that has happened in your life? What was it and how is it similar?
What would you do in a situation similar to that faced by a character in the story?
What part of the story made you think it would end the way it did?
How would you change the book's ending if you could re-write it?”
Dominican University’s data has revealed that “Children who participate in Summer Reading Programs and read a minimum of six books over the summer score higher in reading and math when they return to school.”
Through fun crafts, reader’s theater, and other activities Russell County Public Library strives to keep our children engaged and learning throughout the summer.

Sign on to take a six week journey with us!

to the Moon,
to the Stars and Beyond,
to Marvelous Places,
to Still Quiet Places
to the Great Outdoors.