2010-06-24 / About Town

Kids’ summer reading program begins

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers to join its 2010 summer reading program, “Make a Splash – Read!” (grades pre-K to 6) and “Make Waves at Your Library” (grades 7 to 12), a state-wide reading program that includes many free events and performances open to the public.

Participants are asked to read eight books – one per week – between June 21 and Aug. 9. Independent readers will be given reading logs to document the books they are reading. Families with preschool children are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program and chart their progress together in a reading log.

Children and families should bring their reading logs to the children’s librarian – or a designated staff member – roughly once a week. Each book read means more reading incentives, such as passes to area amusements.

All participants who read at least eight books by the Aug. 11 deadline are invited to an ice cream social at the library on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

Registration for the summer reading program begins this week, via email or in person. Registration will be ongoing throughout the summer in order to accommodate as many readers as possible.

The summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library, the R.I. Office of Library and Information Services and McDonald’s Restaurants of Rhode Island.

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