THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
The Portland Public Library and the Portland Public Schools are excited to announce a joint summer reading program for 2017, I ♥ Reading in Portland: Pedal Through the Pages. Children throughout the community are encouraged to read about and explore Portland this summer!
The program will run for 8 weeks and sign up at the Portland Public Library begins the week of June 18. Participants will be given a reading log and adventure map. The goal is to read or listen to at least 8 books and to complete at least 8 activities on the adventure map. The adventure map contains suggestions for reading as well as outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. There will be a variety of educational and entertaining programs at different Portland Public Library locations!
Children who visit the Library during sign-up will also receive a ticket voucher to a Portland Sea Dogs game! Those children who reach the reading goal and return their logs to the Library will receive a certificate, a book, a coupon from The Gelato Fiasco and a free Kids’ Meal from Subway. They will also have the chance to win a bicycle thanks to the generosity of Portland’s Triangle Lodge and the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Bikes for Books program.
This year there will also be a component to our program for very young children and their parents/caregivers, Stroll Through Summer Reading. It includes a game-board of early literacy activities to complete. They include talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing – as they are the five simple and powerful ways you can help your child get ready to read!
Studies have shown that children who do not read over the summer months lose reading skills, while those who do read have their skills hold steady or even improve. Improvement helps put students in a better place to achieve academically when the school year begins. Studies also show that family participation in literacy activities greatly benefits children’s learning. Make it your aim to read this summer.
Read often – Read all summer – Read together as a family
Come to the Library!posted: , by Mary Peverada