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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Library's Summer Reading Program - Sign Up NOW!

I copied this from the library's website, and I believe this info also applies to the Lyell Branch as well!!!!

Go to your local library this summer!!! The books are waiting to be read and enjoyed!!!


Monday June 22 through August 6, 2009

Gates Public Library: 1605 Buffalo Road, 247-6446

Do you love to dance, sing, paint or take part in other creative pursuits?
The Gates Public Library wants to help you flex your creative muscles this summer!

Contract to read at least 10 minutes per day, keep track of your reading on a calendar of activities, and earn raffle tickets for a variety of prizes.

Sign up begins June 22 and ends July 10.

The summer reading program is open to children aged 3 (with parent) to 12.

The last day of the program is August 6.


Pam :) said...

I copied this from the Monroe County website:

Brooks Launches Monroe County Summer Reading Program

County Executive Maggie Brooks unveiled the inaugural Monroe County Summer Reading Program at the Strong National Museum of Play’s “Reading Adventureland.” The program is free and open to all children ages 5-14. Brooks was joined by Library Director Patricia Uttaro, Strong Museum CEO Rollie Adams and County Legislator Steve Tucciarello.

“The Monroe County Reading Program was created to increase reading among young students during the summer months,” said Brooks. “While summer vacation is a time for fun, it can also be a time for learning. We encourage kids from across the County – private, public and home-schooled – to sign up. A strong education is the key to success for our children, and this program will bring them one step closer to achieving their dreams.”

The Monroe County Summer Reading Program was created to encourage more middle school and elementary school age kids to read throughout the summer months. Registration for the program is through the Monroe County Library system, encouraging more young people to apply for a library card and become more active within their library branch.“I am excited to begin this new program with Monroe County,” said Library Director Patricia Uttaro. “I believe this program will benefit the Monroe County Library System by increasing our registration numbers; which will ultimately get more kids to read and learn.”

Students who sign up for the Monroe County Summer Reading Program will receive a bookmark they can use to help track their reading. The top readers in their age range will be eligible for one of over 650 prizes, which have been donated by several local businesses and not-for-profit agencies:

· Strong National Museum of Play
· Greater Rochester International Airport
· Seneca Park Zoo
· The Lamberton Conservatory
· Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park
· Rochester Museum and Science Center and Strassenburgh Planetarium
· Rock Ventures
· George Eastman House
· Bill Gray’s and Abbott’s Frozen Custard

“The generosity of the Summer Reading Program’s sponsors show that the spirit of giving is alive and well in Monroe County,” concluded Brooks.The Monroe County Summer Reading Program will conclude with a “Knowledge Bowl” competition for the older participants. Teams of students will challenge each other in a tournament-style competition for additional prizes.

Pam :) said...

I copied this from the Monroe County Library System's website:

***Please call each library to verify programs and events before you head out!***

Also, you can check online (type in keyword KIDS) to find events your children might be interested in, and see which branches are offering what on each day of summer vacation!

Literacy for Your Little Ones

A recent article in the Democrat & Chronicle was written by Dr. Neil Herendeen, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester, who has set out a challenge for all parents of young children -- to read to them every day. He stresses that reading to young children has been proven to be the single most significant thing parents can do to ensure their children’s success in school. Of course, this is music to a librarian's ears, but it is an incredible fact for parents as well. Reading is something that is accessible and affordable for any caregiver, and the rewards are huge.

But when is the best time to start this quest for early literacy? The answer is NOW! No baby is too young to benefit. Your public library is here to support parents in this process. Call your local library or visit their website to see what is available for our youngest patrons. Below is just a sampling of some of the programs offered in Monroe County.

Webster Library will be starting Toddler Time programs in March. See the library website for details on these sessions for little ones, or to register online.

The Brighton Library will be offering Every Child Ready to Read workshops in March and April; babies are also included in Brighton's annual Summer Reading Program.

The Charlotte Branch of RPL offers a Toddler Story Hour on Thursdays at 10:15.

The Highland Branch of RPL offers a Baby Story Hour on Wednesday afternoons.

The Greece Library's Infant Story Hour is held on Fridays at 9:30, and is geared for babies up to15 months old.

Chili Library offers Infant Story Hour for babies up to 24 months old, on Tuesdays at 11:00.

East Rochester Library's Baby Fun Time runs Jan. 26 through March 30 on Monday mornings.

Check out the Literacy Spots at the Seymour Library in Brockport. These self-service areas focus on each of the six early literacy skills: vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge, and phonological awareness.

This is just a sampling. There may be similar programs in a library near you. For information, contact the individual library. Click here for a list of contact information.

We have the power to help our children succeed in school and in life!

Read to your child, and as Dr Seuss says so well:

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

From Oh, the Places You'll Go