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Summer Reading Program

posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:10 AM by NF Library

   Help prevent the summer slide! School will be out in a few days but learning should never stop where all of us are concerned.  Did you know that children who read over the summer score 35-40% higher on achievement tests than children who don’t read?  For those students who don’t read, it takes until November to catch up to where they left off in June. The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library begins Monday, June 26th and runs to Friday, August 4th.  There are two programs from which to choose.  The first is for children from Birth through Fifth Grade.  Children do not need to know how to read in order to participate.  Reading for an hour entitles the child to a raffle ticket for prizes that change weekly.  The Sixth through Twelfth Grade program requires the students to read an entire book in order to receive a raffle ticket for prizes that also change weekly. Registration is required for both programs and the reading logs will be kept here until August 14.  We have made the program easy to follow and participation just requires reading a library product, i.e., books, magazines, audio books, Bookflix or Launchpads.  All other personal books from home may be listed on the Governor’s Reading Challenge log provided by the schools. Attach the two logs together and send them back to school in the fall. Think of all the new people, places and adventures you can experience just by reading! Call 312-5682 for more information.