Spring has been slow to arrive but is finally here, and we could not be happier. While we are enjoying the warmer weather, we are also planning a summer reading program for everyone.
Summer Reading has been synonymous with children and teens, helping them to avoid the “summer slide” then on school break. However, the idea of summer reading started with adults before the 19th century, when businesses began giving their employees vacation time—and it has a fascinating history. To learn more about the history of summer reading, check out this story from the Boston Globe.
Whether you are a parent reading to a toddler, a kid learning about tornadoes, an avid reader of bestsellers, or you are just trying to find the time to read one book before the year is over, participating in a summer reading program can enhance your reading experience. This year’s program is for toddlers through adults, and includes weekly prizes, games, programs, and raffles. To make participation easier, you can record your reading at the Library or online through our new Beanstack software. Keep an eye out over the next month as more information becomes available. This summer will be our most exciting yet.
~ Megan Dean, Library Director