Registration for the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin June 14. Events, challenges and prizes will continue throughout the summer, ending August 14.
All 32 GRRL branch libraries will offer programs designed for three different age groups, 0 to 3, 3 to 12, and grades 6 to 12. Three year olds and 11 to14 year olds may choose which program they would like to be in, but participants may only be in one SRP. The programs are:
“Make a Splash – Read to Me” for children from 0-3
The 0-3 program for babies and toddlers prepares children for continued success through the development of early language skills. Parents receive a Read-to-Me booklet and activities to do with their children. When all the activities are completed, the child receives a prize for successfully finishing the program. It’s a program designed to help kids develop the first and essential building blocks to literacy such as letter knowledge and vocabulary.
“Make a Splash – Read” for children ages 3-12
The 3-12 program provides children with a goal of nine hours of reading. The time is broken into 20-minute segments they mark off on a reading record. When the reading record is completed, the child receives a prize for successfully finishing the program.
“Make Waves @ Your Library” for teens in grades 6-12
The teen program asks teens to track their reading in 30-minute segments which they mark on coupons they then enter for local and regional incentive drawings.
Visit your GRRL branch library beginning June 14 to register.