Get a Clue This Summer...at the Library
Summer reading program begins June 4
Published May 24, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m.
It happens every summer. Parents hear the familiar plea: "I'm bored, what can I do?" The Post Public Library offers a great answer, Mom and Dad: "Get a clue...at the library." Enroll your children in the summer reading program at the library. It is free. It is easy. It helps your child retain what they learned during the school year.
Summer reading registration begins Monday, June 4 at the Post Public Library. The program is for children of all ages and during registration you'll receive your free reading log and bookmark. Parents must accompany children who don't have a library card. (Library cards are free.)
Post Public Library hours are: Monday and Thursday, 9:30 to 5; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Noon to 5. For more information, call 990-2149.
Research shows a drop in literacy skills among students who don't read over the summer. Encourage your kids to read whatever they want as long as it is on or above their grade level. Reading during the summer helps maintain the skills they worked so hard to achieve during the school year.
Plan your summer schedule to include reading each day. Keep track of what is read; try new authors and interests; encourage older family members to read to younger siblings; talk about what you are reading.