Over the next few weeks, your children’s librarians will visit each of the 22 Arlington public elementary schools.
Why? To emphasize the fun of summer reading!
(We don’t tell the kids about the academic value of reading over the summer–that’s for the grownups).
Sure, the kids receive a small prize for reading a certain number of books, but we’ll be promoting reading for fun, by introducing the kids to a wide range of books that will appeal to a wide range of readers.
Our hope is that your child will rush home from school declaring that he or she must go to the library to sign up for the summer reading program and to get a copy of The Stinky Giant or Bad Kitty for President or Little Monsters or Wonder.
Last year, a record 7,371 youth signed up for the summer reading program. Can we top that this year?
Summer Reading 2012 registration begins Saturday, June 2.