Here are some great books recommended by our staff.
Wednesday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Compete with other teens in this exciting food challenge. Use the secret ingredient to make the best appetizer. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. Spectators are welcome. A complete list of rules will be available at the front desk.
Even though summer reading is over for the summer, we encourage all kids to keep reading.
Kids Need to Read Daily for 20 minutes
A report – America Reads Challenge – from the US Dept of Education shows that a child who reads 20 minutes a day (for five days each week) will have an equivalent of 60 additional school days.
This additional 400 minutes a month will result in a better reader and writer who will gain more knowledge and vocabulary.
Summer Learning Loss
When kids take a break from school, they can lose some of the learning from the prior school year. To help kids succeed in school, the library works to keep them reading throughout the summer.
A challenging book: if the child in your care is finding a book challenging, offer to read it aloud together. You can either switch readers each page or chapter. Or read it aloud for them.
Let them read what they want: it’s summer time so it’s a good opportunity to read something that isn’t required reading.
Audio is an option too: this format is great for reluctant readers, for kids with learning disabilities and for long road trips!
Ask a librarian for recommendations and advice: They read a lot of great books!
Looking for a great book to read? Here are some books recommended by our staff. Check one out today.
Group meets from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, August 28th
Looking to relieve some stress or just make some new friends? Join our new Adult Coloring Group! Registration is required. Ages 18 and up.
Can’t join us in person?
Simply dial (269) 429-1234 or (269) 429-1240 for new children’s stories every week.