Explore The World--Right Here At LPL!
Feeling adventurous? Our Summer Reading Club is your ticket to see the world! Starting on May 21st, children ages birth through fifth grade can sign up to be a part of “Around the World in 30 Books.” Sixth through twelfth graders have their own reading club, “Get Global—Read.” Kids will gather stamps and prizes as they go, and a special reward awaits those who complete thirty hours of reading (or thirty books for younger readers) by August 11th.
Due to the struggling economy, library sponsored summer reading programs have undergone rigorous scrutiny in recent years. LPL is proud to have been chosen as one of nine public libraries for Ohio Dominican University’s 2006-2009 study on the effectiveness of summer reading programs. The Dominican study was the first to research summer reading on a national scale, and the results are overwhelmingly positive. Children who participated in a summer reading program scored higher on reading achievement tests given in the fall. They were also, “More enthusiastic, more motivated, and more confident as a result of their participation,” says Susan Roman, the study’s project administrator.
Last summer almost three thousand children got involved in our community, had fun, and avoided “summer slide” by taking part in LPL’s summer reading club. Help us make 2012 our best summer yet. A world of adventure awaits!
To register, stop by our Main or Madison Branch Summer Reading Club Desk, starting May 21st.