|Children’s summer Read-a-thon is on!|
|Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:18|
Even though school is over and summer break has commenced, Provo Library staff and the Youth Affairs Department officers thought of a worthwhile summer activity for children that will encourage them to read and explore their creative thinking.
Under the theme, “Anytime, Anywhere, Any Place Read!” Provo Library launched its Annual Read-a-thon on July 12.
The Read-a-thon encourages participants, aged 7-12 years old, to read as many book as possible for two weeks and write a short report on each book.
The winner will receive an award as Most Outstanding Reader for 2010. All participants will also receive certificates and gifts.
Guidelines for the Read-a-thon are:
“We are encouraged by the number of children who have expressed interest in joining the programme,” said Provo-based Librarian Joan Forbes. “I personally commend these children, and I hope more children will come to the library, borrow books and participate in our Read-a-thon.”
Forbes encourages everyone to visit the library frequently. She said that while they focus on reading, they also make use of multi-media learning tools such as the computer and educational DVDs.
Aside from the Read-a-thon, Forbes also said children are welcome to join in their Little Readers Club.
The Little Readers Club, established March 2006, was created to encourage children to engage in reading and spend time such in worthwhile activities. The department is well aware that reading, especially in children, sets the foundation for life-long learning and future success.
Through the efforts of Angela Musgrove, Director of Youth, children in Providenciales are given the chance to improve on their reading skills and entice them to value education.
The club meets every Saturday, 10-11 a.m. The children are required to read at least one book per week. Parents are also involved in such a way that they have to keep tracking the progress of their child at home and keep abreast with the activities the child does each week.
For any questions about the Read-a-thon and other library programmes, call the Provo Library at 941-7646.
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