We are celebrating the Library’s 50th birthday, so Let’s Read 50 this summer! You can pick up reading logs at the library TODAY--The log will be available on our website beginning JUNE 1.
The Youth Summer Reading program is gearing up for a great year, but we have made a few changes, so let me take a second to explain.
Kids can choose to read 50 BOOKS, 50 HOURS, or 50 DAYS. Kids choose the path they want and start reading. You check off the books or hours or days on the reading log as you read them.
Each child reads differently, so make sure your child thinks about which path would best suit them. For example, if you listen to audiobooks, you probably would pick to read by hours. If you have a beginning reader at your house, reading 50 books might be the best option. A fifth grader might not want to choose 50 books if they are reading 300 page books. Think about what you will be reading this summer and determine the best option for you.
We have divided the kids into two levels: Baby-2nd Grade and 3rd Grade-5th Grade. The reading requirements are different for the two groups.
The reading requirements for each age group are…
If they choose books they must read a book with at least 16 pages.
If they choose days they must read at least 20 minutes a day.
3rd Grade -5th Graders
If they choose books they must read a book with at least 80 pages.
If they choose days they must read at least 40 minutes a day.
If they choose to read by hours, 60 minutes is the same for everyone!
If your child finishes 50 Books, Hours, or Days they are entered into the EXTREME READING CHALLENGE and will get a log that goes to 200!
Kids report their reading time at the Library and get prizes every 5 books, hours, or days all the way up to 50 hours.
Stop by the Library for more information, your friendly librarians LOVE talking about the Summer Reading Program.