Beat the Summer Slide with the Summer Reading Club!
The importance of summer reading has been demonstrated repeatedly in several research studies. Over and over again, it has been shown that children who read during the summer do much better when returning to school in the fall than children who do not read during the summer months.
The New Canaan Library’s Children’s Room is hosting a summer reading club with an array of coordinated activities designed to enhance the reading experience for children and help eliminate the loss of three months or more of learning. This summer’s theme is “ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES!” A summer reading club will be held for seven weeks beginning June 22 and ending August 10. It is an incentive reading program where each child receives prizes as they keep track of their reading progress in a reading log and game sheet. A delightful, musical kickoff program “A Year with Toad and Frog” will be presented by the Summer Theatre of New Canaan on Wednesday, June 29 at 3:30 PM in the Lamb Room. (Sponsored by the Friends) For younger children who are not reading there is a Listeners' Club where parents read books to them at home and receive prizes, too. At the end of the program there will be a closing celebration. Keith Munslow, a popular children’s singer and storyteller, will tell stories from around the world, play a piano and draw cartoons. (Sponsored by the Friends) All children who are active members both readers and listeners will have their names printed in The Advertiser at the end of summer.
Encourage your child to participate in the New Canaan Library’s Summer Reading Club. It is an engaging program that excites youngsters about the joy of reading. If you show enthusiasm for reading, your child will feel it, too. Summer reading is the best antidote for the summer slide.
Make sure to check out the Calendar and the Kids Program and Events to see what we're doing this summer at the New Canaan Library! Join the Summer Reading Club today by visiting us in the Children's Room.