Youth Summer Reading Program begins May 26

Posted May 20, 2017

Registration is now open for the Ashtabula County District Library's eight-week, Build a Better World Summer Reading Club.

This year's summer program theme encompasses a wide range of activities and subjects.

The Woodland program runs from June 1 through the end of July, and all ages can read three books and earn a prize.

Research shows that children who participate in summer reading programs consistently score higher in reading and math.

Encouraging your child to take part in the summer reading program can help your child academically, says Heggestad. Activities will include stories, crafts, music, movies, puppet shows, guest entertainers, and more. "Build a Better World" is this year's theme with a children's program for ages 0 to 11 and a teens' program for ages 12 to 17.

You can find information about all the programs at www.sterlingcolo.com, www.facebook.com/sterlingpubliclibrary80751 or by calling the library at 970-522-2023.

"We want to offer families fun ways to keep their children learning and active over the summer months", Children's Librarian Sierra Baril said in a recent release.

"The Summer Reading Program supports student success by reducing the achievement gap", said Youth Innovation Coordinator Vaile Fujikawa. "Self-selection, access to books, and sharing books, all key elements of summer reading programs, are also essential factors in reading motivation". Large bookmarks highlighting the summer activities are available at library branches. The kick-off celebration is a free program created to encourage children to read during the summer.

Prizes will be given away weekly for submitting reading logs, book reviews and handouts. Activities are scheduled from July 10th through August 11th for all participants including, Builder's Cart, Movie Matinees, Screen Free Time, Family Storytime, and Lego Brick Building.

Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:30 am: Denise Gard and her dogs Joey and Sienna will perform!