BCPL Summer Reading Program 2014:
“Keep Your Kids’ Reading Skills Sharp”
“Five thousand children read more than 21,000 hours of books, magazines and other materials and completed 25,000 early literacy activities (singing, rhyming, playing word games…) last year during Boone County Public Library’s Summer Reading program. Due to growing popularity, the Library expects even more children to participate in this annual program which begins June 1 this summer,
“Children look forward to the Library’s Summer Reading program each year not only because of the prizes they earn for reading,” said Greta Southard, Library Director, but also because of the sense of accomplishment they get when they complete the program. Summer Reading is popular with parents because it gives them a free activity they can do with their children that reaps a great reward – it keeps their children’s reading skills sharp.”
* Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. It also promotes learning in a fun way and encourages reluctant readers.
* Summer Reading isn’t just for kids. Boone County Public Library has reading programs for teens and adults, too. Teens can earn a book and chances in weekly drawings for gift cards and adults earn chances in weekly drawings for cupcakes from Gigi’s cupcakes in Florence.
* Reading logs will be available on the Library’s website, beginning June 1. For those who choose not to participate online, paper reading logs will be available.
Adult Summer Reading is sponsored by Gigi’s Cupcakes of Florence.” Boone County Public Library Media Release
For more information and to register online, go to: BCPL Summer Reading Program