A Universe of Stories - Summer Reading 2019

2019 Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens
 

What is the Summer Reading Program?
The Summer Reading program is your library’s way to prevent the summer slide by encouraging reading for fun over the summer! 

What is the summer slide?
If you picture a playground slide, at the end of the school year your child is at the very top. They’ve done all they could this school year and have learned very important reading skills. If your child’s brain doesn’t get the practice it needs to keep those skills strong, they steadily creep down the slide and much of what they’ve learned is lost by the end of the summer. By reading over the summer, children not only keep their existing skills up, but become even stronger students ready to learn the next school year.

What ages can participate?
The Summer Reading program is for babies to rising 12th graders. Reading is just as important for children not yet enrolled in a formal educational setting. In fact, 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years after birth. Our library strives to prepare all children in Greenwood for kindergarten. Did you know kindergarten readiness is indicative of future success far beyond your child’s school years? By reading to your child you are enriching their world for the rest of their life.


 

 
How do we get started?

Option 1: Stop by the Greenwood County Library or one of our branches to sign up and receive your reading record from now until the end of July. (No library card required.)

Option 2: Sign up online and track you reading online OR with a printed reading log.

Already signed up? Click the Log In button to track your progress.

What program do I sign my child up for?
  Pre K Summer Reading Program
  • Your child is between birth - 4 years old
  • Read for 25 hours (1440 mins) to complete the program and earn your Summer Reading medal and certificate
  Kids Summer Reading Program
  • Your child is between K5 -  5th Grade next school year.
  • Read for 25 hours (1440 mins) to complete the program and earn your Summer Reading medal and certificate.
  Teen Summer Reading Program
  • Your child is between 6th Grade - 12th Grade next school year.
  • Read 5 books to complete the program and earn your summer reading t-shirt!
  • Read books from the Young Adult or Adult collection. Please no children's books.
  • Limited to one graphic novel.
Prizes
Children's Program Teen Program

All Pre-K and Kids who finish the program will recieve a certificate and medal as well as be entered to win a prize.

All Teens who finish the program will recieve a Universe of Stories t-shirt.