This summer, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be hosting its 2nd annual collaborative summer library institute for teens and adults. The theme for this year’s program is “Libraries Rock!” and celebrates a love of reading as well as music-related books and events.
Summer reading programs are a great way to encourage literacy during the summer, a time during which academics may be lower priority. By encouraging students to read on their break, summer slide (a phenomenon in which some students may lose some of the gains they achieved in the previous school year) can be prevented. Summer reading is also a great way to allow both teens and adults to meet new people, participate in reading challenges and attend library-hosted events.
All teens and adults are encouraged to take part in this free program. Registration is open. Patrons ages 13 and up are invited to the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library to register on-site and pick up a reading log. All participants must have a library card free of fines. Registration runs from 10:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday-Fridays, and from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturdays. To register, see Emily at the front desk.
There will be a host of events such as movie days, cooking classes, writing workshops, musical performances, fitness classes, language classes, book clubs, and crafts. Teens will also have the opportunity to participate in a book club. Last day to submit reading logs is July 25, 2018. (PR)