The Colusa County Libraries urge families to shake, rattle, or roll to the library for READ TO THE RHYTHM!
All Colusa County Libraries will launch its “READ TO THE RHYTHM” Summer Reading Program in the month of July 2015. During the month, the libraries will host a range of free activities for children ages 6-12 years that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.
“We’ve planned a wonderful program for kids to make the library a great place to read, learn and discover what’s available for their enjoyment,” said Lupe Ramos, the Children’s Summer Reading Program Coordinator, “We would also like to motivate everyone to read, develop positive attitudes about reading books, and enable children to maintain reading skills during sum-mer vacation and also encourage regular use of the library.”
Themed events include “Be a Rock Star” during our kick-off, dressing up and playing an air guitar or bring your own musical instrument, and rock out in front of our Rock Star stage. Our winner of this big event will take home a trophy and a rock star ribbon!
Other activities will be musical chairs and of course the limbo… how low can you go to win a prize?
There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss.
“Studies also indicate students who read recreational ly outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.” Said Ramos, “Our libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families.”
Registration will begin Jun. 8 through June 24, 2015 at all libraries. Space is limited at all libraries. To learn more about the summer adventure at the libraries, Call (530) 458-7671, or (530) 458-0721.<