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Our city’s librarian came to visit our school this week. She wanted to tell the children about summer reading programs that are available, free of charge. Each child went home with a brochure explaining the upcoming programs, special presentations, and incentives for reading. Many of thes...

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Take Advantage of Your Town’s Summer Programs

Posted by: Connie McCarthy on Jun 16, 2011 in Summer Learning, Connie McCarthy


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Swirly bookOur city’s librarian came to visit our school this week. She wanted to tell the children about summer reading programs that are available, free of charge. Each child went home with a brochure explaining the upcoming programs, special presentations, and incentives for reading.

Many of these incentives include crafts, games, painting, and drama programs. Our city’s program also includes story times, books clubs, and the opportunity to earn prizes for summer reading.

City and town summer programs are a wonderful resource for parents of young children. Most municipalities have a "Parks & Recreation" department, as well as libraries that strive to keep children productively busy during the summer months. There is usually little or no cost to families.

It can be great fun to pick and choose the programs that would work for your family. And it’s usually very easy to contact your school, local library, or parks department to find these great services available to you and your young child.

This is a fabulous way to keep children connected to learning... at a slower paced, fun-filled way!

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  1. Posted by - Laura on Jun. 22, 2011

    Another great resource that many libraries offer is free or reduced admission to museums, parks, zoos, and the like. It makes for an affordable, fun, and educational outing for the whole family!

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