Join the Summer Reading Fun!!

 The answer to most everyone’s question is Yes; we are having our summer reading program and Yes; it will definitely be a little different this year.  We are excited to share an online interactive reading program called READsquared that combines a series of reading logs, mission activities, games, and book recommendations and reviews.  In addition to the online program, we will be offering weekly activities, including a fairytale scavenger hunt around the square and a weekly window wonder utilizing one of the library’s windows as a backdrop. Also, for those patrons who do not have access to the internet, we will provide a paper reading log and weekly-themed reading packets to pick up at the library. The theme for summer reading this year is “Imagine Your Story.” We will have weekly thematic units including Once Upon a Time, A Hero’s Journey, Magical Creatures, Timeless Tales, Common Threads, and a New Twist on an Old Tale. Participation is highly encouraged and open to all ages. Our summer reading program is grouped into five age categories: Babies through 4 year olds, ages 5-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-17 (teens), and adults 18 and over.

 Now, more than ever, it is critically important to keep kids engaged in summer reading to ensure their academic success in the Fall.  By providing an online reading forum with incentives, our library is working to prevent the academic “summer slide.” READsquared can be accessed through the Giles County Library website or downloaded as a free app on your Android or iOS device through the Apple App Store or Google Play. It is a user-friendly program that invites all ages to participate.

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