The Putnam County Library’s mission is to provide and protect access to services and information in a variety of formats that promote lifelong learning, and we place a special emphasis on encouraging young children to develop an interest in reading. We work toward this mission all year long, but our Summer Reading Program gives us a the chance to really get kids excited about reading and learning.
The goal of our summer reading program is to increase literacy and stop the summer slide in children’s reading skills. During the summer months, many children get out of the habit of reading and as a result, their skills can regress. Reading just twenty minutes a day can help them improve their comprehension skills, familiarity with text, and be better prepared for the coming school year. Library staff are happy to help you select books that are age appropriate and match your child’s interests and reading abilities. Children ages five and up can sign up for their own library card with a parent or guardian present.
This year’s summer reading theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! To encourage curiosity, promote health, and increase reading motivation, we are offering free recreational and educational summer reading programs for all ages. Unfortunately space and supplies may be limited at programs. A full schedule of events and sponsors for programs at each of our four libraries can be found at pclibrary.org. The funding for the Summer Reading Program is made possible in large part by the Putnam County Library Friends.
Make the library a destination for your family this summer!
Registration begins May 23, 2016 at the Putnam County Library! Registration will remain open throughout the program. Don’t miss out on a chance to have fun, read, and win prizes!
All events are free thanks to our sponsors:
Putnam County Library Friends
Dr. Lisa Whitaker Dermatology
The Swallows Agencies
IWC Food Service
The Little Gym
Ready Set Grow
Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
IRIS Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America
We’re kicking off this year’s program with a visit from Bob Tarter and his wild animals!
Children’s Programs at the PCL
Adult and Teen Programs at the PCL
And don’t forget about our branches!
Click here to see the Baxter and Monterey Branch Library SRP Events!
Follow our Facebook Event Page for updates on programs and additional information!
Come read with us this summer!
The weekend is close
Joy at the prospect it holds
More free time to read…