Summer Reading Program Begins at Library

by Jennifer Bullock on June 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

School may be out, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops…

The muskingum county library system kicked off its summer reading program saturday. Assistant director blair tom said the event has grown from last year. This year’s theme is "dream big. Read"

"it looks like we’re close to a hundred already. And our goal for summer reading this year is to have 2,800 children read 80,000 books in six weeks, and 500 teens read and report 3,750 books, so we’re dreaming big, as well," said blair.

The kick-off featured a magic show and live music. Tom said the event was meant to be fun, but to remind kids what’s really important.

"we know that when children read during the summer, they return to school ready to learn. Those that don’t read during the summer, can lose up to one grade level. So, we have the enrichment piece, the entertainment, the live performers, and then the reading component that we know is so important."

Registration opens at all six locations on Monday and runs through the final day of summer reading on July 21st.