Summer Reading Kickoff Gets Kids Excited about Programs

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

June 7, 2014

Staff with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) helped kick-off summer reading with a morning full of activities.

Families gathered at the Central Library in Charlottesville to learn more about summer reading programs that are taking place around the area.

Several tables featured information about summer activates with groups like the Discovery Museum, the Friends of the Library and Books on Bikes.

“We prevent the summer reading slide,” says Mary Craig, librarian for Clark Elementary and member of Books on Bikes. “During the summer many kids’ minds sort of lay idle with the reading and that can cause children to fall back.”

“We have summer programs for all ages,” says Krista Farrell, assistant library director for JMRL. “The goal of today is to get people excited for summer reading, to get them using the library all summer.”

For more information on the summer reading programs at the Central Library, click on the link under the picture.

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