Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Getting Ready for Summer Reading

Spring weather has barely arrived, but the Library staff is busy making plans for the 2013 Summer Reading Program.  The smaller size of our temporary facility is forcing us to make some modifications to our usual activities, but Ridgefielders can rest assured that Summer Reading will once again be a vibrant and busy time at the Library.

Summer Reading will run from June 24 through August 10, a full seven weeks, and there will once again be separate but thematically related programs for children (going into Grades K-5), teens (entering Grades 6-12) and adults.  The main theme is Dig Into Reading, and we will be exploring this with prizes and programs ranging from a performance of “The Secret Garden” to a “Digging into Nature” live animal program.  Participants will track their progress using our online reading log software.

One new offering this year will be the incorporation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) into the program for adults.  More will be announced about this interesting innovation soon.

Once again we are grateful to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, whose major support has made Summer Reading possible for dozens of years, and to the numerous local merchants and organizations who contribute prizes and co-sponsor events.

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