SPL's 2017 Build a Better World Summer Reading Program begins in just a few weeks, so we will be spending this month preparing reading logs, organizing prizes, and planning fun events for June and July.
Some activities to look forward to...a Captain Underpants Movie Release Party June 2nd, the Science Center of Iowa is coming June 22nd, and special guest Dino O'Dell will be entertaining us on July 10th, just to name a few.
In addition to our regular summer events this year, the SPL Children's Department will be launching a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.Parents and caregivers who sign up their infant, toddler, or preschooler for the Summer Reading Program will also be given the 1000 Books packet.
Parents are encouraged to read to their young ones every day and record the number of books. The ultimate goal is to share 1000 books with your child by the time they reach kindergarten.
Perhaps you read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? 10 times each evening before bed. You may count that as 10 books. For every 100 books you read toward the 1000 goal, your child will receive a book for your home library.
There will be no "date due" to this program, but you and your child may track your progress on a sticker chart here at the library. Once 1000 books have been read, your child/family will be featured on a "wall of fame."
Let us help you make the most of family reading time, build your home library, and give your child a head start on learning. Kick-Off for the Summer Reading Program, as well as 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, is on Friday, May 26th from 12:30 to 6pm. "Build a better world" for your family this summer!