Avoid the “summer slide!” Kids who read and are read to during the summer will keep their skills sharp and be ready to learn in September. Kids who don’t read? They may slide back two reading levels!
The key to summer reading is to keep it fun so that kids enjoy reading. Let them read what they like, because studies also show that it’s the reading that keeps the skills sharp, regardless of whether a child is reading at level or below it.
Sign up for the Dig into Reading NJ Statewide Summer Reading Program 2013!
Why take part in the library summer reading program? Because we will work with you to keep reading fun! Children read on their own or with family members, and then record the time spent reading (and any books finished) at the library’s website.
For every 100 minutes of reading time (for ages 4 – 11 years) or every 10 picture books read (for ages 0 – 3 years), the children receive an incentive prize, like a trinket from the Library Treasure Chest. Children love this! Many parents have told us in previous summers what a difference it made for their child and how this program encouraged the child to read more.
Sign up for the children’s summer reading program on or after June 15. You can do it online from your home computer with Internet access or come in person to the library and use one of our computers or have a staff member help you. There is a packet with a reading log and some fun activities available in the library for all who sign up.
To sign up Ages 4 – 11 years for the Dig into Reading program, click here: http://www.libraryinsight.net/rplogon.asp?jx=ft&rp=977
To sign up Ages 0 – 3 years for the Dig into Reading Early Literacy program, click here: http://www.libraryinsight.net/rplogon.asp?jx=ft&rp=1022
There are reading programs for teens and for adults, too. Check it out!