As school ends and summer begins, thoughts go to trips to the beach, splashing in the pool, or a little rest and relaxation.
But summer is also a perfect time to boost your child’s developing literacy skills and love of learning. Studies show that reading just 4-5 books during the summer can prevent a decline in a child’s fall reading scores.
The Davie County Public Library has a number of fun, educational, age-appropriate summer programs that encourage kids to keep reading even when school’s out. And best of all, they are free!
“We are ready to Rock at DCPL this summer with a very musical summer reading program,” said Youth Services Librarian Julie Whittaker, better known as Miss Julie to Pre-K and elementary school students across the county. “Join us to learn about, make and listen to some great live and recorded music. And, remember, you can earn prizes for reading or listening to anything you like to read through the summer!”
READING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS- Sign-up begins on Monday June 18 and is ongoing through Aug 6. The purpose of incentive programs is to encourage reading everyday/regularly throughout the summer. Participants choose between two programs; the easy timed reading Easy Timed Reading or the Challenge with Activities. Age is not a consideration; rather the reader’s ability and desire determine which program is best for each individual. The Easy Record is based on reading / listening to at least 15 minutes of literature each day, enter the number of minutes read on the sheet. Prizes are based on reading or attending a program each day of the week earning small prizes and free books when goals are met. The Challenge Record involves completing four tasks and recording the number of minutes read each day, then returning the reading record to collect noted prizes. As a guide, 40 min a day, 5 days a week over 8 weeks equals 1,600. Opportunities to earn 2 free books are available.
There are different programs almost every day of the week, but some require advanced sign-up. Check the calendar and details below or go to http://www.daviecountync.gov/400/Public-Library