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Summer reading program begins next week

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hey kids! It's "Time to Get a Clue at Your Library!"

The summer reading program will get underway Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m.; children in ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to this mystery program!

Incentives for reading during the summer will be offered; find out how you can win a free t-shirt by reading.

This program is free and the library welcomes children of all reading abilities.

The reading program will continue all through July.

Grades one through six will meet at the library each Monday through the month at 10 a.m. (July 2, 9, 16, 23.) Kids ages 3 through first grade will meet each Wednesday at the library at 10 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25.) The library will be closed July 4.

Director of the Alta Library Summer Storytime and Reading Program is Laura Turnquist.

Summer time gets busy with other activities but it is important to keep up with reading.

Try these ideas for keeping summer reading.

* Go somewhere new. The place where you read a book can make the story even more meaningful. Take books about animals along on camping trips or sit under a tree while reading an adventure tale.

* Read "around the house." See how much reading material can be found around the house without opening a book. Read newspapers, magazines, web sites, cereal boxes, toothpaste labels or mail that comes to the house. Words to read are everywhere - you just have to look.

* Take a trip through a book. Read about the places you are planning to go this summer, before you get there. You'll know more about what you're going to see.

* Read books from A-Z. Don't know where to start for summer reading? Let the alphabet help you. Start with an author whose last name begins with A and see how close to Z you can get by the end of the summer.

* Keep a reading journal. Write about the books that you read in a summer reading journal. At the end of the season you can see how much and what you've read. Best of all, you'll never forget what the best part about a book was. You can even use your journal to make book recommendations to your friends.

* Read aloud with adults. Adults need to read just as much as kids do. Reading aloud before bedtime or after a meal is a fun way to spend some time with your parents. Whether you're the reader or they are, don't forget to improvise different voices or wear a silly hat to make the story more fun!

* Find a fun series. Find a series of books by an author who you enjoy. By the end of the summer you'll find you know the characters almost as well as you know your friends from school.

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