Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Reading Programs

I know it may be difficult to get children to read during the summer, but it is important to keep them in the habit of reading. Following are some reading programs available. Some of these are national and some are for Fargo Moorhead Libraries, etc. You can also search your local libraries for Summer Reading Programs.

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

RRV Fair Read and Win Program
Love to read? Enter the Red River Valley Fair's Read and Win Program! Children between the ages of 6-11 are eligible to participate. All you have to do is read 10 books, have the reading verified by a teacher, parent, guardian, or librarian, and mail in your completed from by June 1, 2010. All children who enter before June 1 will receive one gate entry pass and an official Ribbon Bookmark from the International Association of Fairs & Expositions.

Barnes and Noble Reading Program

Participation is fun and an easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read any eight books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part, and bring a completed tear page to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from a list of paperback titles.
Our 2010 program features Scholastic's best-selling multi-media adventure series 'The 39 Clues®'. Authors Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Peter Lerangis, Jude Watson, Patrick Carman, Linda Sue Park, and Margaret Peterson Haddix will make appearances at select stores across the country, and will also participate in a Summer Reading blog at Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com/summerreading), where they will post about summer reading memories and children's literacy. The free program kicks off in Barnes & Noble stores across the country May 25 and continues through September 6. Teachers, parents and children can download the Summer Reading materials for free at www.bn.com/summerreading.

Fargo Library Reading Program
Make a Splash at our Summer Bash!

Join us Thursday, June 3, on the lawn at the Main Library as we kick off the 2010 Summer Reading Program with a carnival bash! From 4 to 7 p.m. we'll have games, food, entertainment, and more! Take a toss at the dunk tank, enjoy some ice cream, or get a workout in the Bounce N Slide. Then laugh along with ventriloquist James Wedgwood and comic magician Kristoffer Olson. Kids, teens, and families are invited to help us start the summer with a splash! Check back soon for more information on all the activities we have planned during this year's Summer Reading Program

West Fargo Library Reading Program
June 1st – July 31st
• Program is geared for Kindergarten through 8th Grade
• Goal is to enhance reading skills with fun programs and crafts
Students must sign-up for Summer Reading Program in order to participate in the following activities:

"Be Creative" Kick-Off
June 1st
Library tours, program sign-up, and explanation of Summer reading program.

Craft Times
1:00 – 2:30
Take-home crafts, help in choosing books, update journals, turn in reading log. Pre-registration is required for craft activities.

June 1 Door Hangers
June 8 Design your own Cup Drink
June 15 Make Guatemalan Worry Dolls
June 22 Flower Pot (Picture Holder)
June 29 Science Frames (Magnet)
July 6 Heart Pins (Photo)
July 13 Wooden Spinners
July 20 Painted Sun Catcher Mobile

Cass Clay Imagination Library
In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

So she decided to mail a brand new, age appropriate book each month to every child under 5 in Sevier County. With the arrival of every child’s first book, the classic The Little Engine That Could ™, every child could now experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mail box. These moments continue each month until the child turns 5—and in their very last month in the program they receive Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.

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