WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
The Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 to Aug. 31 at Washoe County libraries. Reading programs bolster skills and are free, convenient and fun. While kids think they are having a great time, educators know that informal reading increases children’s reading skills. Studies abound that show the direct relationship between reading and academic gains.
The 2013 Summer Reading Program will feature the themes “Dig Into Reading” for younger children, “Beneath the Surface” for teens and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults.
Kids will receive a reading record when they sign up at any public library. They may keep track of their reading and earn books and prizes. Participants will also be entered into a monthly drawing for some fantastic donated grand prizes for skiing, swimming, bowling, museums, theatres, movies, air races and more! There will also be lively, entertaining and educational programs for kids and families. All programs are free of charge.
“Library reading programs help keep kids engaged with learning and reading in the most fun ways which is especially important during the summer break,” says Beate Weinert, Washoe County Library programs and community collaborations coordinator. “We invite readers of all ages to join us at the library this summer.”
Community donors include Animal Ark, Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, Boreal Mountain Resort, Bruka Theatre, Century Riverside, Century Sparks 14, City of Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services, Costco Sparks, Dermody Properties Foundation, Eldorado Casino, Erwin Family, Friends of Washoe County Library, High Sierra Lanes, IGT, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Magic Carpet Golf, National Championship Air Races, RockSport Indoor Climbing, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, Scheels, Silver and Blue Outfitters, Sparks Sizzler, Sugarbowl, Tahoe Donner Association, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space, Wildcreek Golf Course and Wild Island Family Adventure Park.
“We are so thankful for all the organizations who have donated to the reading program,” says Jennifer Oliver, public information officer. “The show of support demonstrates how generous this community really is.”
Please call your local library or visit our website, www.washoecountylibrary.us, for program schedules and other information.