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Summer reading program starts

Library has offerings for kids, teens, adults

POSTED: May 24, 2013 12:27 a.m.
 

The annual summer reading program at the Forsyth County Public Library begins as the school year ends.

Registration opens today online and at the system’s three branches for the three-month program for children, teenagers and adults.

Countless studies have shown that reading over school vacation helps maintain and even improve reading skills, according to the library system.

Kids and teens will set a summer reading goal when they register and can record their progress online or with a free reading log.

Those who meet their goals by Aug. 24 will receive a free paperback book, courtesy of the FCPL Friends & Advocates.

Registered adults will be entered to win a Sony eReader in a drawing on Aug. 24.

The library will also encourage people to “Dig into Reading” with several themed programs offered at the branches throughout the summer.

The Summer Showcase programs, which are open to all ages, will feature magicians, puppeteers, storytellers and musicians.

The series will kick off June 1 with music programs at each library branch. Chris Rumble will present “Get Ready to Read!” at the Cumming and Hampton Park libraries. The Big Kid Band will present “Dig Into Songs” at the Sharon Forks library.

Adults will enjoy a special gardening series, provided by Forsyth County Master Gardeners and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

In keeping with this summer’s “digging” theme, programs will highlight vegetable gardening, garden irrigation and rainwater harvesting and food preservation.

The library will also offer a variety of programs for tweens and teens. Teens will have the opportunity to learn all about comics and caricatures, as well as magic tricks and juggling. They can also get some hands-on experience with percussion instruments.

 

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