Each summer, Norman Williams Public Library hosts a six-week summer reading program based on the national theme developed by Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).
The program is designed to keep children engaged in reading and learning throughout the summer. The program provides an opportunity to investigate subject matter covered by the annual theme through specially designed programs and reading as well as by reading books according to personal interest. Weekly check-ins* help keep kids motivated and our youth librarians are skilled at getting the right book into the right hands. Our program has grown from 50 participants in 2009 to 120 participants last year!
The program for 2015, Every Hero Has a Story, starts on June 15 and runs through July 24. Registration opens June 1, so children can sign up and collect their reading logs and stickers and be set to go week one. The program is open to children of all ages. If a caregiver would like to commit to reading goals for younger children as read-aloud time, they are welcome to do so.
The library is a cool and refreshing place to be during the hot summer days, with plenty to do and read, so be sure to stop in.
*Each child commits to a certain about of timed reading each day and if he/she meets the weekly goal, is rewarded with free books and small prizes.