Thursday, February 14, 2019

On the Sunny Side


From the Howard County Times:

The weather pattern that brought snow and ice across Maryland this week is forecast to resume this weekend, bringing light snow and likely some slush around the region.

Me: Why don’t we talk about Summer Reading?

I asked Christie Lassen from the Howard County Library about the annual summer reading program.

Summer Reading helps stop "summer slide," the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Howard County Library System's free summer reading program encourages kids, teens, and adults to read over the summer by offering prizes for reading any types of materials (e.g., books, magazines, news articles) and/or completing various types of activities. 

This year's theme relates to space (an especially great tie-in to this year's Evening in the Stacks Otherworldly theme), and our staff is planning a fun and educational space-related line up of classes and events throughout the summer. Watch later in the spring for news about the summer reading kickoff on June 1.

As I recall there’s a grownup component as well. Why should kids have all the fun?

Right now seems like a good time to imagine warm weather, trips to the pool, hearing the sound of the ice cream truck, and delving into a pile of great books. 

Want to support Summer Reading? Buy tickets to Evening in the Stacks, buy raffle tickets, or join the Library’s Friends organization. Plus, if you join the Friends and make a donation before February 15th, you’ll be entered to win two tickets to Evening in the Stacks!

More Winter weather may be on the way but we can still think Summer if we want to. 

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