Making Summer Reading Fun!
Finkelstein Memorial Library's theme for summer reading this year is "Dream Big -- Read!"
The kick-off events will be:
Sunday, July 1: 2 – 3:30 pm for ages: 3 – 7 (with StoryTime Stage)
and Monday, July 2: 6:30 – 8 pm for ages: 8 - 13 (with Animal Embassy).
Summer's coming! There are many great activities to look forward to: the beach, bike rides, ice cream, sports and camping.
Remember that you can read practically anywhere! Check out an audiobook for car trips, throw a paperback in your swim bag for relaxing breaks, download an ebook anytime from the library's website, pack a picnic with books to read aloud and wind down your busy fun-filled days with the pleasures of reading.
Finkelstein Memorial Library's summer reading program, "Dream Big -- Read!" is a great way to motivate your kids to read, to earn prizes for reaching reading goals and to find that perfect book that sparks your child's imagination.
It's important for kids to exercise both their bodies and their minds this summer. Studies show that kids who read over the summer maintain their reading skills and do better in school.
Children who do not read experience a significant "summer setback" in learning. If we make reading fun and not a chore, then kids will become lifetime readers and develop a love of learning.
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10 ways to make reading fun:
1) Read together as a family every day.
2) Find a book for yourself and take a relaxing reading break. You are educating your kids about the value of reading!
3) Stock up on magazines and comics — some kid favorites include Garfield, Adventures of Tintin, Sports Illustrated for Kids and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
4) Let your kids choose their own books. Summer is the time for fun and light reading — comics, joke books and books about topics that interest kids such as sports, dinosaurs, and mysteries! We offer grade-level recommendations.
5) Discover a new hobby together and check out books about crafts, outdoor games, sports, travel, cooking or gardening.
6) Check out free movies. Make movie time smarter by reading the book and comparing the movie. Or watch a bilingual video and read the subtitles.
7) Check out music CDs or use our website to download free music. Take some lively children's music with you on a trip.
8) Dreading a long trip? Put in a family audiobook and the miles will fly by.
9) Have your children show you their favorite websites. For boys who are reluctant to read, go to www.guysread.com. For girls, try www.newmoon.com. Play an online game together or search for a recipe, craft or puzzle sheet.
10) Join Finkelstein Memorial Library's summer reading program for all ages!
Make this a fun and smarter summer for your family by getting everyone excited about reading and coming to the library. For more information about our summer reading program for all ages, please visit our Children's department or call (845) 352-5700, ext. 237.