At last, summer vacation is finally here! Now, there are loads of ways to spend your 3 months off, but participating in this year’s Vacation Reading Program has to be one of the best ways to use that time. Yes, I am a children’s librarian, so it’s my job to say that, but studies show that children who don’t read over the summer lose a wealth of knowledge. Participating in the summer reading program is not only a great way to ensure that kids will be ready to start back at school in the fall, but it’s also a lot of fun!
We have reading programs for all ages including Wee Reader for children ages 0-2, Be Creative @ Your Library for 3-12 year olds and Express Yourself @ Your Library for teens ages 13-17. You can view the rules here.
Signup begins Saturday, May 23rd, and continues through Friday, July 31st. You can sign up at any DeKalb County Public Library. This year, teens are going green by signing up and keeping track of their reading hours online. Teen information and signup can be accessed here.
Havana Son will be performing at this summer’s Vacation Reading Program kick-offs, held at the Dunwoody Library, Decatur Library and Wesley-Chapel Library. The kick-offs are open to all ages and will include crafts and fun activities.
And don’t forget to check out our great summer program schedule for children and teens!