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May 19 2010

2010 Vacation Reading Program

by Nancy M

School might be out and summer vacation here, but that doesn’t mean your child should be taking a hiatus from reading and learning.  Yes, summer can be filled with camp, vacations, the pool, movies and sheer laziness (oh, how I miss those days) but kids who neglect reading for 3 months start off the next school year a lot worse off than those who don’t.

But do not fret, DeKalb County Public Libraries are here for you and your children! Every summer DCPL, along with libraries all across the country, offer the Vacation Reading Program. This year’s theme is Make a Splash—Read! and it is a  reading incentive program for children of all ages. Sign up begins on Saturday, May 22 and will continue through July 31. Visit any DeKalb County Public Library branch to sign up. You can view sign-up instructions and rules here.

Teens can get in on the action too by signing up for Make Waves @ Your Library, the Vacation Reading Program for young adults ages 13-17 years old. Sign up and keep track of your reading online here.

To kick off the Vacation Reading Program, we will host parties at the Dunwoody Library, Wesley-Chapel Library and Decatur Library. We will have fun activities for the whole family, including a magic show by Mr. Greggy! More information and a list of dates and times can be found on the Vacation Reading Program page.

Don’t forget to check out this summer’s FREE programs for children and teens in the events calendar.

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