June 5th, 2017
Longer days and warmer weather are all signs that school will soon be out and the summer reading season is here. This year’s theme of “Build a Better World…READ!” promises to be engaging, informative, and enjoyable for all ages.
You likely already know summer reading and public libraries are a tradition, but do you know these educational facts:
– Research shows that visiting the library and participating in summer reading and learning is the best way to combat summer learning loss, which is critical to future school success.
-Participating in CCPL’s summer reading program encourages daily reading and provides families with the framework and incentives for sustained reading all summer long.
-By encouraging kids and teens to choose their materials, they are more likely to read them.
-A variety of educational programs are offered for children and teens for example: discovering aerodynamic principals behind paper airplanes or exploring how animals adapt to survive in their environments.
-Whether visiting the local branch of your library to check-out print or audiobooks, or going online to access digital databases and ebooks, the library is the perfect place to meet all of your reading and learning needs this summer.
New for 2017 – Celebrate the start of summer with our annual Summer Reading Picnic on June 10th at North East Town Park from 11-2. Entertainment will be provided by a DJ and The Juggling Hoffmanns. Bring lunch and a blanket and spend the day in the park with us!
Our new “After Hours @ The Library” event is just for teens! Have fun hanging out with friends and register for summer reading. We’ll have a trivia contest, games, and more. Registration is required as space is limited, so please call your local branch to register. Friday, June 9 at Elkton Library and Friday, June 16 at Rising Sun Library. All events begin at 5:30pm.
What’s your favorite thing about summer reading?