Random acts of blogging from the staff of the Newport Public Library.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Still time for young readers to finish their reading contracts!
Newport Library's summer reading shows in Literacy Park are over for another year, but young readers still have time to reach their reading goals and collect a Dig Into Reading t-shirt.
Do you have a young reader in your home who's been working on a summer
reading contract and is almost there? Did your young reader set a goal
of 75 books for the summer then became hooked on reading really thick
chapter books and is on book #14? If you answered yes to either
question, your child can still collect her Dream Big, Read! t-shirt.
For the reader who is almost finished, perhaps a bit more daily
reading time will get do the trick. It's also just fine if to
read a few shorter books or graphic novels to finish off that summer list
before the August 31 deadline.
If your child fits the latter profile, please urge him to come in and
talk to us. We are quite willing to discuss modifying his reading
contract because what is most important is that he has been reading all
summer. After all, that is the goal of our summer reading programs, keeping
children reading, using their skills and retaining what they learned in
school last year.