NORTH WEBSTER — Area schools will soon be out for the summer, giving kids a break from the school year routine. However, summer shouldn’t mean a break from learning. In fact, it is well documented that students lose two to three months of grade equivalency when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Combat summer learning loss by signing your child up for the summer reading program at North Webster Community Public Library.
Starting June 1, youth ages birth through high school can earn prizes for every five hours of reading they complete. Children too young to read can earn prizes by having an adult or older child read to them. In addition to reading, kids can earn extra credit toward prizes by attending the many educational activities and special events held each week.
In addition to the children’s and teen reading clubs, a new Infant and toddler reading club is offered this year in which parents can earn prizes for themselves and their children by reading to them and doing simple activities together to encourage early literacy. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for details and full schedule of summer activities and events.
Although they don’t get prizes for reading, adults are encouraged to participate in the summer adult book club that meets 5:30 p.m. the third Monday each month through October with everyone reading the same book to discuss. June’s book selection “Auschwitz Lullaby” by Mario Escobar is currently available at the circulation desk. It is a novel based on the true story of a brave German nurse enlisted to care for Auschwitz Concentration Camp’s youngest prisoners. Pick up a copy and join the discussion on June 17.
If you’re a veggie lover, prepare your favorite vegetable recipe and bring it to Revolving Recipe Round-Up 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. We will be sharing and sampling each other’s dishes, trading recipes and enjoying fellowship. The library provides table service and free coffee.
The library will be closed all day Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.