Tue, 07/23/2013 (All day)
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Introduces New Summer Reading Program
HYATTSVILLE, Md.—Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) introduced “Dig Into Reading,” a new summer reading program for 2013. The program is offered for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students, and adults of all ages. It began June 1 and ends Aug. 31.
“Research shows school summer breaks cause the average student to lose up to one month of instruction, referred to as the ‘summer slide,’ but increased summer reading reduces summer learning loss,” explained PGCMLS Director Kathleen Teaze. “A key step to stopping summer slide is the development of high-quality reading programs such as ours to help children learn, grow and develop.”
The “Dig Into Reading” program for early readers up to 4-years-old prepares children for reading in the future. Preschool-aged children complete five activities during each month of summer, mark the completed activities on game boards and visit the library to claim prizes. Older age groups log the books they read during the summer and claim prizes based on their logs.
The program includes special events throughout the summer, including family game nights, movie nights, puppet shows, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts. Each library branch holds its own events listed on www.pgcmls.info .
It’s not too late to sign up for the 2013 summer reading program by visiting www.pgcmls.info .
Prince George’s County Memorial Library Systemprovides materials and information for study and personal enrichment, offering strategies for lifelong learning through access to varied media and professional guidance. The library system consists of branches in 19 communities including Accokeek, Baden, Beltsville, Bladensburg, Bowie, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville, Largo-Kettering, Laurel, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, South Bowie, Spauldings, Surratts-Clinton and Upper Marlboro. (www.pgcmls.info )
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