Monday, August 5, 2013

Sign Up At Northeast Seattle Branch For Seattle Public Library's Summer Reading Program

2013 Summer Reading Program: Expand Your Horizons

The Seattle Public Library’s annual 2013 Summer Reading Program is underway and ends August 31.

This year’s program features the theme “Expanding Your Horizons," encourages everyone to read during the summer, especially children.

Children can sign up at any library location, the closest one being the Northeast Branch (35th Avenue NE) and pick up an “I’m a Reading Ranger” button.

The information says:
Children who read  five books as part of the Summer Reading Program will receive a window cling. Children who read 10 books will receive a free paperback book and can use their completed reading log to get a free pass to the Burke Museum between July 1 and Oct. 31, 2013. Children who read 10 books by Monday, Aug. 5 will be entered into a drawing for the city librarian’s popular Breakfast of Champions event held at the Space Needle.

Teens can sign up online and earn badges and create their own avatar. The Library is also hosting fun programs for teens all summer long.  Adults can also join the fun by signing up online, earning badges and tracking books read.

The information says:

Participating in the Summer Reading Program is a great way for kids to have fun and improve reading skills during the summer break from school. A 2004 study in the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk found that having elementary school students read just four or five books during the summer can prevent the reading-achievement losses that normally occur over those months.

The Summer Reading Program also includes hundreds of free programs for families at Library locations. GO here for more information, or call 206-386-4636 or go to Ask a Librarian.


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