Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Word from the RPL Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Research shows that reading aloud to children daily is a strong indicator of later school success. The cozy feeling of snuggling up with a caring adult and sharing a book helps a child develop a positive association to reading. This positive association will be a benefit as the child begins the formal process of learning to read. The Richmond Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is a great tool to get you and your child in the habit of reading daily. Stop by any branch to sign up and get your log.

Children need to read 10 books to complete the program and earn their bag and book as well as a chance to win a laptop computer. Teens read 5 to complete and get their bag, book, and entry slip for an iPad. Adults complete 5 books for a chance at a $100 Visa gift card. Parents can also read to young children, completing 30 books for a book and prize entry. Since we think reading is so important, we even have a program for daycares so that children can be supported in reading wherever they are this summer.

The library wants to be your go-to place this summer. We have lots of new books, including the titles from the Richmond Public Schools Superintendent’s Reading List, as well as DVDs and books on CD. Stop by to use our computers, learn a new skill, get job seeking support, or check out the Early Literacy Activity Area at the Main library. Don’t forget that everything at the library is available for a two week checkout period, and materials can be renewed in person, by phone or on the website with your library card and pin number.

We look forward to seeing you in the library this summer! Happy Reading!

Krista Dawson
Literacy Outreach Coordinater

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like this - Will Read for Money and an iPad 2!