In case you missed our Summer Reading Kickoff show, on May 17, here are a few pictures to recap!
Everyone had great fun learning about the wildlife food chain thanks to Bob Tarter of the Natural History Education Company!
We assure you, fun was had by all, and ALL of the animals behaved 🙂
By Susan Fisher, Bethesda Branch Manager
Summer’s here and school’s out! Time to relax and have fun, but did you know that kids can lose as a month or more of academic progress during the summer if they don’t read? It’s called “summer slide” and it’s what happens if kids don’t use their hard-earned skills during summer vacation. According to a report from the National Summer Learning Association, teachers often have to spend the first month of school reteaching old material to their students, causing time to be lost that could be spent on new learning.
How can summer slide be prevented? The key is to keep kids reading all summer long. If you have a reluctant reader, here are some ideas:
- Let your child’s interests guide their reading. It’s summer, so give them the freedom to read whatever they want.
- Your summer schedule may be busy, but be sure to set aside time for reading among all of your activities.
- Leave reading material around your house about subjects that interest your child.
- Let your child see you reading for pleasure. By setting a good example, you show your child that you value and enjoy reading.
Another remedy for summer slide is our Fizz Boom Read 2014 Summer Reading Program! Lots of fun programs keep kids coming to library and checking out great books all summer long. Registration is going on now at your Williamson County Public Library branch. Stop in today to sign up and start reading! We also have summer reading for teens and adults, with some great programs and prizes. Check it out on our website, WCPLtn.org
Our littlest readers were in for a treat this past Wednesday, when our two favorite (and published) miniature horses, Bucky & Bonnie came to a special storytime!
Our director, Dolores Greenwald, read the book Bucky & Bonnie’s Library Adventure and the mini horses joined us after the reading!
They offered hoof print autographed copies to patrons, and our Friends group sold copies of the book to our die hard fans!
If you missed this awesome event, log in to your Facebook account and click here to view our photo album!
And if you’re on twitter, you can click here to view our stream of live tweets of the event!