Stories tagged with: Summer Reading

July 21, 2014 - 10:57am
1 year 40 weeks ago

For the last couple of months area kids have read their way through summer vacation.

Nearly 3,000 young people have registered for the Muskingum County Library System's summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read." The library system is still short of their  goal of over 100,000 books read. So, in this last week, they encourage kids to meet their individual goals.

"It's such an important partnership with area educators, families and businesses to make sure we...

June 3, 2014 - 6:14pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is receiving feedback from community members about their programs and services as a part of their strategic planning process.

More than 2,000 surveys were mailed into the library by the public. From these responses, the library system can now consider improving in specific areas.

" I think people want continued convenience of access, be it locations, hours or online and they want the library to work together with the community to make sure...

August 16, 2012 - 6:23pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is celebrating a record-breaking year for its summer reading program.

Assistant Director Blair Tom said more than 2,900 children read about 99,000 books.  He credits the success to the partnerships the library has developed over the years.

"We also think focusing, communicating and listening to the community about outcomes and what adds value to the community and to young people and their opportunities moving forward," said Tom...

August 4, 2011 - 2:44pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

An ocean-themed literacy program makes strides for both students and student-teachers.

'Commotion in the Ocean' is a summer-time literacy program taking place at Ohio University Zanesville. The event is put on by Early and Middle Childhood Education Majors working to meet requirements for their education license. Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Beverly Bell said it's a win-win situation, as the activities also help prepare the children for back to school.


June 6, 2010 - 7:46pm
5 years 46 weeks ago

When the last bell rings to say school's out for summer, it doesn't mean that kids should say goodbye to their books.

The Muskingum County Library System is kicking off their Summer reading program, which promotes reading, but makes it fun by rewarding kids for participating.

"The program will run the week of June 14th through July 24th and they can register at any of the six libraries in Muskingum County. You set your reading goal as you read books you earn incentives...

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