Summer Reading Registration Begins

School is almost out, but in our house that doesn't mean children should stop learning.  I've been sitting on a post about our son reading at the early age of 3 years old, which totally blew us away, but I'm pretty sure reading to him from birth had something to do with it.  I'll share this info with you this week.  Back to this post - In addition to sending our children to Hofstra Saturday Classes for Kids, we are also signing them up for the library's Summer Reading Program.  Registration begins today with the official program beginning June 25th.

I strongly encourage all children to participate.  In addition to exposing your child to reading and developing healthy habits, increased knowledge and vocabulary, the library also awards children with little trinkets during weekly check-ins at the end of the program.  Last year, those who completed their weekly tasks were given a goody bag filled with gift certificates to local restaurants and even included a week of FREE martial arts training.  How awesome is that?!  Last year, Ronald McDonald himself attended the closing ceremony, which did not sit well with my son, but we had fun.

If you don't live in Valley Stream, check with your local library to see when their summer reading programs begins.  You can find a link to your community library here.

Children's Summer Reading Clubs - Dream Big, READ!
Bedtime Babies - Children, Birth - Pre-K
Little Dreamers - Children, Grades K-2
Stargazers - Children, Grades 3-6

Young Adult Summer Reading Club - Read Between the Covers!

Students, Grades 7-12 (Including Grade 6 Graduates)

Upcoming Valley Stream Library Events

Thursday, June 14th @ 7 p.m.
"Let's Hear it for America" with Darlene Graham

This is the final program in “From Sea to Shining Sea: Celebrating America,” a multi-disciplinary series of programs to celebrate America’s cultural heritage and highlight different regions of the United States.  “From Sea to Shining Sea” is being made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. and generous donations from several library patrons.

For Children, Grades K-6, with Parent/Caregiver
Tickets Required

Monday, June 18th @ 4:30 p.m.
Summer Book Club Bookmark Award Ceremony

Friday, June 25th @ 10:15 a.m.
Kick off the 2012 Children's Summer Reading Club with a special Magic and Juggling Show performed by Flow Circus.  This event is for children Grades K-6.  
Tickets Required

Friday, June 29th @ 6:30 p.m.
Young Adult Kick-Off of the YA Summer Reading Club 
Test your visual skills against various optical illusions and puzzles.  Light refreshments, prizes, and lots of fun.  For Teens, Grades 7-12  (Including Grade 6 Graduates).Preference given to Valley Stream library cardholders for programs.

For a complete listing of events at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, please click here.

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1 comment:

  1. The summer reading is Dig Into Reading. I am quite sure Dream Big Read was last summer.