Welcome to the 2014 Summer Reading Program!
Summer is the time to dip into the pool, get a dip of ice cream, and of course, dip into a good book. Cleveland County Library System will once again help readers of all ages keep their brains engaged all summer long with its annual Summer Reading Program. For over 30 years, this program has been a summer staple in Cleveland County that makes reading and learning fun. Summer Reading primarily aims to encourage reading during the summer because reading has been proven to help curb summer “learning loss” so that children and teens can return to school in the fall ready to pick up where they left off academically. This is a key component in the library’s year – long support of educational success in Cleveland County. It’s also an opportunity for preschoolers to gain early literacy skills and for adults to read and inspire young people to read.
This year’s program incorporates S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum with a youth theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”, a teen theme of “Spark a Reaction” and an adult theme of “Literary Elements.” Young readers can enjoy seven weeks of fun, free activities June 12 – July 28 at Cleveland County Memorial and Spangler Branch Libraries. Kids Senses Interactive Museum is partnering with the library system this year to offer programs and events that will inspire the scientist in all of us. Topics include everything from chemistry capers, “yuckology”, an insect safari, colorful connections, supersonic light speed, a LEGO Building Event, Bubble Science, creating 3-D objects, music, comedy, magic and much more!
Read and Participate for the Chance to Win Cool Prizes!
An online Summer Reading Club will offer participants the opportunity to track their reading minutes, write book reviews, earn achievement badges, set their own reading goals and be entered into weekly prize drawings. Young detectives will be able to solve weekly clues to find “Beaker” the Muppet at area businesses and public facilities to earn yet another chance to win in the prize drawings. Youth who reach their overall Summer Reading Goal will earn a ticket to The American Legion World Series game, on Friday, August 15, 2014 (5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. games) and participate in the ALWS’s “Academic Achievement Day”. Our “World Series Readers” will be recognized in between innings for reaching their summer reading goal!