‘Unmask’ the hero in you this summer
With the last day of school only days away, reading may be the last thing on many students’ summer to-do list.
However, most teachers warn that students shouldn’t take a vacation from reading during the three-month summer break.
In fact, research shows that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress, which then can have a cumulative, long-term effect, according to the National Summer Learning Association.
The public libraries in Quincy and George are doing their part to keep children reading over the summer. The libraries are inviting area students to sign up for their summer reading programs, which begin on June 9, the last day of school.
The summer reading program is following a super hero theme titled “Unmask! Every Hero has a Story.” Children can sign up for the summer reading program now or anytime during the summer. Children in grades preschool through the eighth grade will earn prizes for the reading time they record. High school students and adults are invited to join the online summer reading program at www.ncrl.org.
The libraries will host several events throughout the summer, from crafts and games to special events, including a puppet show and visits from the Chelan PUD science guy and the Pacific Science Center.
The June events include:
wJune 10: Kick-off party for the summer reading program 5 to 7 p.m. at the George library.
wJune 11: Come for crafts at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 13: Join in games and building toys at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 16: Watch a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 17: Teens are invited to create monster poster art at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 18: Make a superhero necklace craft at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library .
wJune 20: Make Father’s Day crafts at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 22: Chris McFann, a comic artist, will give a presentation for teens at 4:30 p.m. at the George library.
wJune 23: Create a wallet at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 24: Join storyteller Deb McVay for a bilingual children’s activity at 10:30 a.m. at the Quincy library .
wJune 24: McVay also will be at the George Public Library at 4 p.m.
wJune 27: Join in games and building toys at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
wJune 30: Teens are invited to participate in an interactive light art program at 2 p.m. at the Quincy library.
Watch the Quincy Valley Post-Register for future summer reading program activities.