Date(s) - Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Williamson County Public Library
On Your Mark, Set…. READ! Sign up anytime from May 14th forward for summer reading fun. Registration is going to be online this year so you can sign up at home or come by your branch library to register. Call or come in to find out how to earn prizes for reading and when all our fun summer events are! Print schedules are available at each library branch in Williamson County and the Main Library events will be online at http://wcpltn.org/children_s/summer_reading/
Online registration is for 0 to 12 years old and can be done online. Sign up online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3T5HLS
Older readers, teens 12- 18 years old, and adults each have their own summer reading programs with the opportunity to have fun and read for prizes.
Also just because summer’s here and school’s out doesn’t mean Williamson County children have to suffer the “summer slide”. While it is time to relax and have fun, we don’t want our kids to lose as much as a month or more of academic progress over the summer by not reading. According to a report from the National Summer Learning Association, teachers often have to spend the first month of school reteaching old material to their students which causes time to be lost that could be spent on new learning. They need to exercise their hard-earned school skills during summer vacation while having fun.
How can summer slide be prevented? Let’s keep our kids reading all summer long. If you have a reluctant reader, here are some ideas:
- Let your child’s interests guide their reading. It’s summer, so give them the freedom to read whatever they want.
- Your summer schedule may be busy, but be sure to set aside time for reading among all of your activities.
- Leave reading material around your house about subjects that interest your child.
- Let your child see you reading for pleasure. By setting a good example, you show your child that you value and enjoy reading.
Another remedy for summer slide is joining your branch libraries summer reading program! We have lots of fun programs keep kids coming to library and checking out great books all summer long.
The Williamson County Public Library 2016 summer reading programs are sponsored by The Williamson County Public Library Foundation. Visit our branch library pages to learn about each of their summer reading programs.
The Williamson County Public Library is located in downtown Franklin at 1314 Columbia Avenue. Branches are located in Fairview, Bethesda, College Grove, Nolensville and Leiper’s Fork. For further information about other library programs or services, call the library at 615-595-1243 or visit the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org. To sign up to receive library events and announcements via email, send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line: Subscribe_Library_Bytes. The Main Library can be found on Facebook and on Twitter via @wcpltn.
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