Looking for some magic or mystery this summer? Pop into Castlebar Library and pick up a form for the Summer Reading Challenge. We've got the books if you've got the time!
This summer, throughout the months of July and August, Castlebar Library will again run its popular Summer Reading Challenge. To make things even more interesting - books on the reading list must have a magic or mystery theme.
Children will be asked to read ten books by ten different authors, and fill in a brief questionnaire about each book as they read them. The challenge will be open to children aged from six upwards, and children aged six to seven can draw a picture instead if they wish.
Every child who participates will receive a special certificate and an invitation to a celebratory evening in the Library.
If you want to create some summer fun for your children, improve their confidence and reading ability, encourage reluctant readers, try new authors, and spend some time together, the Summer Reading Challenge is a must for you. Summer Reading programs can boost a child's comprehension levels, and help them become more successful in the ensuing school year. Studies show that many children involved in a summer reading program gain significant vocabulary and self-disciplined learning skills during this time. Taking part in a Summer Reading Program means that your child will not lose ground in terms of his/her reading ability if they are given the opportunity to practice their reading skills throughout the summer holidays.
And finally, and perhaps in these recessionary times most importantly, membership of the library is FREE to any child under the age of 18, so taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge will cost you nothing and enrich your child's life a hundred-fold!
So, take the magical mystery tour that won't cost a penny ... get reading this summer at Castlebar Library!!