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Register for Summer Reading programs at Mesa Library

Post Date:06/01/2016 8:52 AM
  • Lead Sign up for summer reading today! MesaLibrary.org

School’s out and what’s a better way to start the summer than registering for summer reading.  Summer Reading programs are open to all ages from infants through adults at all four branches of the Mesa Library.  The program starts on June 1 through Aug. 1.

“Most people don’t realize that our summer reading programs are open to adults as well as children,”  Mesa Librarian Cherise Mead said. “We want to make summer reading a family affair and encourage parents to join in on reading with their kids.” 

Studies have shown that students who participate in a summer reading program have better reading skills at the end of third grade and score higher on standardized tests than students who do not participate. Summer reading loss is also cumulative -- by the end of 6th grade, children who consistently lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates.

All participants will need to register online: www.MesaLibrary.org/summerreading to log their reading hours.  Every minute spent reading equals 1 point.  Earn 1,000 points to complete the program and receive a free book.  Participants can also earn points and virtual badges by attending Library programs.  Weekly drawings and prizes will also be held at the Library.  You can view all the events posted online at: www.MesaLibrary.org.

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June 1, 2016

Library
Contact: Lily King-Cisneros
Tel. 480-644-4119

Lily.King-Cisneros@mesaaz.gov

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