Visit the library this summer for awesome events, cool prizes, and lots of fun! Studies show that reading over the summer helps prevent the “summer slide,” or learning loss that can occur over the months when kids are not in school. Reading is also crucial to support the early literacy of children who are not in school yet. The library’s summer reading club is a great way to help build important literacy skills over the summer!
Children entering grades K to 5 can join the Kids Club and track the minutes they read each week. Participants set their own goals for how many minutes to read, and earn a prize for each week that they meet their goals. Prizes include coupons to local businesses (Tony’s Pizza City, Esposito’s, Oreland Pizza, Greenberg’s Bakery, and the Flourtown GIANT) and activity packets that are games or experiments to do at home. In addition, children can earn free books by reading consistently over the summer. There is also a program for children from birth to Pre-K called Read to Me. In this program, parents track how many books they read to their children each week. Prizes still include coupons to local businesses, activity packets, and free books.
A Pie in the Face
Participants in the Kids Club and Read to Me program who complete all 10 weeks of reading are invited to a celebration party. This year, there is a chance to see Miss Amy receive pies in the face! If 30% of all the children who sign up complete the program, attendees at the party will see Miss Amy get pied!
Families can sign up for the Summer Reading Club starting on June 1 by visiting the library. They’ll receive a packet with instructions, reading logs, and the booklet to track minutes or books. Participants should track their reading from June 12 through August 20.
In addition to the reading, there are lots of great events at the library all summer long. Events will include: local robotics teams, musicians, magicians, live animals, games, yoga, cooking, reading to dogs, ninjas, computer coding, flight, and more! The summer will kick off with a party on Saturday, June 11 from 10 AM to 4 PM called “The Science of Sports,” where children can learn more about the science behind their favorite activities through experiments and games. Check the library website for a full listing of summer events or stop by the library to pick up a schedule.
Please note that the library is now located at 1200 E. Willow Grove Avenue in Wyndmoor.