Our 2019 summer reading program started June 1.This year’s theme, for all ages, is A Universe of Stories. For more information, call (979) 209-5600.
Reading logs were available June 1 to July 31. Each day that you read or listen to a book, mark one space on your log. After 30 days of reading, return the completed log for a prize. For children and teens, the prize is a free book. The deadline to turn in logs is August 31.
Currently, Ringer Library is closed for construction. While Ringer is closed, reading log registration will be at Mounce Library only. Reading logs can be turned in at Mounce Library initially and at either location once Ringer reopens.
Children’s and all-ages events have been added to www.bcslibrary.org/children-summer-reading. Teen and tween events have been added to www.bcslibrary.org/teentween-summer-reading. Adult events have been added to www.bcslibrary.org/adult-summer-reading.
Permission slips for the teen/tween pool party (Tuesday, August 13) are now available online and at Mounce Library. They will also be available at the party. If you’re filling out the form at the party, a parent/guardian must be present to sign the form. Completed forms may be returned to Mounce Library until 1:00 on Tuesday, August 13. After that, please just turn the form in at the party. The party will be held at Adamson Lagoon (1900 Anderson St., College Station) from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. This is for ages 10 to 18 who have been participating in summer reading (for this year, any form of participating: attended an event, got a summer reading log, have been reading books). For more information, call Mounce Library’s youth services desk at (979) 209-5600 or ask on one of the library Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/RingerLibrary).
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Research shows that school-aged children who do not read throughout the summer will experience a serious loss in reading achievement resulting in a gap that widens with every successive year. In an effort to remedy this, we offer an annual Summer Reading Program.
The program works like this: Pick up a summer reading log from the library. Read for at least 30 days over the summer. For every day of reading (regardless of the amount of time), mark one space on the reading log. Come in for a prize after completing your reading log (30 days of reading). For children and teens, the final prize is a free book.
The summer reading program is for all ages. We have reading logs for children, teens/tweens, and adults. For babies and young children who are not reading yet, it is okay to mark spaces on the log for an adult reading to the child or for a child looking at a picturebook. Audiobooks are also okay. In addition to our summer reading log, Mounce Library and Ringer Library also provide free activities, primarily during June and July.
This program has no cost to the community; however, the Friends of the Bryan & College Station Library System generously provide the prize books and event supplies. In addition to this, the entire community bands together to contribute volunteers, prizes (including food coupons), the use of moonwalks, carnival booths, and many other things that make this annual literacy program a huge success! When a community bands together for literacy, then the future of that community is ensured.
Registration for all ages will take place June 1 – July 31, 2019. Turn in reading logs by August 31.
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