The Southlake Public Library has a cool solution to hot summer days—relax by the pool and read books to win exciting prizes.
Young readers can log their hours online, rate and review books for their friends and win additional prizes as part of the library’s “Every Hero has a Story” program.
Readers will earn coupons for free kids’ meals, passes to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, free books and circus tickets, and the chance to win a bicycle, an iPad mini or an iPad 2.
“Summer is for enjoying life! We want our families to have so much fun reading, they forget that it’s good for them – like sneaking spinach into a brownie,” said Cynthia Pfledderer, Public Services Manager for the Southlake Library.
Some statistics to consider:
- Students who do not read during the summer can lose up to 25 percent of their reading level or up to three months of education.
- Between grades one and six, the potential impact of not opening a book in the summer could compound to 1.5 years’ worth of reading development lost.
- Reading just four books over the summer can prevent the summer slide and increase a student’s reading level.
Summer Reading fun is already under way. Click here for more information.
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