Read On! Summer Reading Program

It’s Summer Reading season and we have something for everyone! Our Summer Reading Program offers two distinct experiences for participants – reading and events.

The reading portion of Summer Reading consists of game boards or time-trackers for participants of all ages (even babies and adults) to encourage reading all summer long. We are passionate about this portion because for school-age children, reading all summer prevents the “summer slide.” Summer slide is the phenomenon where kids forget much of what they learned the previous year, forcing teachers to begin each school year with a massive review.

Studies show that kids and teens who read all summer forget less than their peers who don’t. Spending 20 minutes a day or more of reading (or listening) is enough to prevent kids and teens from forgetting as much. This ensures our kids will be more successful in school and establish good habits as they get older.

We aren’t above bribing people to read, so expect prizes and drawing entry opportunities!

The events portion of Summer Reading is chock-full of fun classes, activities, and events for all ages. Adults have classes and events every Monday at 6:30 PM starting June 10th. Children ages 5 – 11 have events every Tuesday at 10:00 AM and repeated again at 2:00 PM beginning June 4th. Babies and toddlers ages 0 – 4 have Storytime classes every Wednesday at 10:30 AM beginning June 5th. And Teens ages 12-18 have events every Thursday at 6:30 PM beginning June 6th.

Our slogan this year is “A Universe of Stories,” so our events and classes are (loosely) space-themed. Check out our website at pryorlibrary.org/summer-reading-program for the full schedule and instructions on how to participate.

Registration for the reading portion of Summer Reading starts Tuesday, May 28th.  

 

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