Kickoff Events for Dig Into Reading, the 2013 Summer Reading Program
Dig into Reading is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program at Greenwich Library, featuring books that will take you into the garden, underground, and on a journey through the world of science and art. The Summer Reading Program is part of Greenwich Library's commitment to promote the love of reading and encourage children and their families to keep reading over the summer break.
"Studies have shown that children who continue to read during the summer months perform significantly better than those who do not," said Children's Librarian Alice Sherwood. "Children who are already reading increase their reading fluency and comprehension; those who are just starting to read do not lose the early achievements they have made during the school year."
All children who are reading independently are welcome to join the Summer Reading Program, while babies, toddlers and pre-school children may participate in the Read-to-Me Club. Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the Main Library begins Monday, June 17, in person or online; at Byram Thursday, June 20; and at Cos Cob Friday, June 21. Children may register and join the program at any time during the summer.
This year's kickoff events at the Main Library, Cos Cob and Byram branches offer a variety of educational entertainment for all ages.
Summer Reading Kickoff at the Main Library
On Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. BubbleMania returns to the Cole Auditorium. Casey Carle's BubbleMania is an eye-popping, belly-laughing, fun-filled bubble extravaganza of science and creativity! Refreshments and raffle prizes will follow the performance. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. No tickets required, ages 4 and up. For more information call (203)-622-7940.
Summer Reading Kickoff at Byram Shubert
Come register for Summer Reading on Thursday, June 20 at 4 p.m. Then at 5 p.m. our friends and educators from Animal Embassy will share unusual animals that dig into the earth during an interactive live animal program. For more information call (203) 531-0426.
Summer Reading Kickoff at Cos Cob
On Friday, June 21 at 3:45 p.m. watch the Airborne Jugglers perform feats of gravity defying fun. Register for the Summer Reading Club and start earning small prizes and chances for our grand prizes! Beginning May 30 sign-up for the juggling workshop that takes place after the show in the Community room, space is limited. For more information, call (203) 622-6883.
The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of Greenwich Library, Gofer Ice Cream, Melissa and Doug, and Smart Kids. For a complete list of Summer Reading Program events, visit the Greenwich Library website at www.greenwichlibrary.org. For more information, please call the Children's Room at (203)-622-7940.