This summer, patrons read 39,869 books during our Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World.” Now that summer is ending, we encourage you to read throughout the year with programs such as Read Around the Year and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
4,362 children, teens and adults participated in our Summer Reading Program. The program took place from June 5 through July 31, and featured a variety of programming at the library’s 21 branches. Total attendance numbers at these programs exceeded 31,000 patrons.
“Shreve Memorial Library loves to encourage our patrons to read,” stated Julie Grice, Shreve Memorial Library Children’s Services Associate. “These two programs continue to encourage the love of reading children developed during our Summer Reading Programs and encourage them to keep reading.”
Read Around the Year is a new reading program designed for children ages 4 to 10. The program officially begins Monday, August 21 and continues through April 30, 2018. The possibilities are endless in the Read Around the Year reading program as there is no end goal. Instead, children are encouraged to read as many books as they can, receiving online badges and special rewards and prizes as they log the book titles they read.
1,000 Books Before Kindergartenis a reading program for infants through preschoolers and their families. The program allows parents to keep track of how many books their children have been exposed to and encourages parents to spend quality time with their children age birth to 6 years old by reading to them. The program is designed to jumpstart a child’s education by teaching them a love of words, reading and books.
Registration for both programs is free and can be completed online through our Beanstack site.