Wellington Public Library update for May, 2012

Readers of all ages are invited to explore the night this summer with the Wellington Public Library and the 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big-READ!” The 2012 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool age through high school. The theme of the children’s program is “Dream Big, READ!” The theme of the young adult summer reading program is “Own the Night.”

Registration begins on Monday, May 14, for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. On May 14, schedules and information on the programs and how to earn prizes will be available at the library. This year we will again offer the option of registering for the summer reading program online from the library’s website http://wellington.colibraries.org or by coming into the library. There will be special programs, prizes, drawings, contests, and much more.

We have four programs planned for the summer reading program. Dates and times will be available at the library and online. Once again the participants in the summer reading program can receive prizes for reading in five hour blocks of time. After the first two five hour blocks are completed the readers are entered into drawings for larger prizes. Middle school students can also earn prizes as well as a “First Choice Locker Pass” for locker day at Eyestone Middle School.

Gene Ann Trant, Director
North Forty News

Studies show that children who do not engage in educational activities, such as reading, in the summer have “summer set-back” and lose several months of grade-level equivalency over the summer. If you would like to learn more about “summer set-back” here are some links to find more information.
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/SummerReading/Downloads/pdf/PreventSummerSetback_English.pdf and
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/summerreading/Downloads/pdf/ImpactOfSRPs.pdf

I want to remind everyone that eBooks and other digital media are available for downloading from the library’s website. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting our web site, http://wellington.colibraries.org Look for the OverDrive button. As a member of the Across Colorado Digital Consortium the library has access to the more than 4,550 titles that are part of the collection. New titles are regularly added.

The library has available instruction sheets on downloading digital media to your specific device. There are also instructions on the OverDrive website. If you have questions just call or come by the library. We will be glad to help you get started with downloading your digital media.

“The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian is the book that will be discussed on May 3rd by the book discussion group that meets at the library. The leisure seekers are John and Ella Robina, senior citizens who flee their adult children and doctors for one last road trip down Route 66. If you would like to join us come to the library on May 3 at 7 p.m.

Mothers and care givers of preschoolers don’t forget that in May there are two preschool story and craft times. On Tuesday, May 8 the theme will be Mother’s Day, and on Tuesday, May 22 the theme will be butterflies. Starting time is 11 a.m.

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