Friday, June 3, 2016

Are you signed up yet?

On your mark, get set and get ready for summer at your Library. Summer Reading sign-ups are happening now!

Library volunteer Tiby Cooperstein signs up young

Newport Public Library’s summer programs are a tradition and there’s a program for everyone. Programs begin the week of June 20 and are designed to encourage everyone to make reading a fun priority this summer. "Reading is the most important thing students can do to keep their brains active, engaged and learning over summer vacation, and it is FUN!" says Rebecca Cohen, Youth Services Librarian. Research indicates that students who do not read over the summer can lose up to one month of learning, resulting in a learning setback when school begins in the fall. That's why stocking up on reading materials over the summer is so important.

In addition to a variety of materials for children to read and listen to, Newport Public Library offers fun and educational events weekly including storytimes, and programs in Literacy Park.

The Library's summer program for children ages birth to 5 years include weekly storytimes and a chance to count the hours they are read to. After completing a reading chart, children receive a book bag, temporary tattoo and magnetic picture frame.

 "On Your Mark, Get Set ….READ!” is for children ages 5 - 12 years. Children set their own goal for how many books they’ll read or listen to this summer. When the goal is reached, the reader receives a free t-shirt sponsored by Thompson’s Sanitary Services, Inc.

 "GET IN THE GAME, READ" is the summer reading program for teens ages 12 to 18. Teens track their reading to earn raffle tickets for weekly prize drawings. Teen Thursday programs will continue throughout the summer with interesting things to do, make and learn. “Get in the Game” will end on August 18 with Library Olympics and a Grand Prize Drawing. Summer reading programs are for adults, too.

This summer the Library has a reading rewards program, “Exercise Your Mind, READ” just for grown-ups! Stop by the library to sign up and get a reading log. For every book (or eBook or audiobook) you read, fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of twelve weekly prize drawings for fantastic literary gift baskets!

 Click here to find out more about the programs.

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