Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

Build a Better World, Read!

Post Date:06/09/2017 11:44 AM



Build your summer reading list as the Person County Public Library presents “Build a Better World, Read!” Our Summer Reading Programs include storytelling, movie showings, LEGO build days, community helper visits, civic activities, storytimes, and great performers.  All to help you build a better summer filled with reading.

Why should my child participate in the Summer Reading Program? A key goal of the Summer Reading Program is to maintain reading skills during the summer, and research has shown that time spent reading is effective in stopping the “summer slide.” Researchers have estimated that 50-67% of the gap is from the result of summer learning loss. Studies have shown that summer reading loss is cumulative, and that children don’t “catch up” when they return to school in the fall. By the end of 6th grade, children who do not read over the summer are two years behind their classmates.  Your Public Library is here to help!

Over the summer, the time your child spends reading or being read to, he or she can earn prizes with our incentivized summer reading sticker time log. Also we are excited to provide five literary based performers on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM, thanks to our generous contributors; Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation and the Friends of the Person County Public Library.

Kick-off begins with Fish the Magish performing, “Build a More Magical Summer” on Friday June 16th at 10:00 AM.  Join us for our monthly Family Summer Storytime on Tuesday June 20th at 10:30 AM, featuring local “Community Helpers,” perfect for ages 2 to 7 years old.  Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences will perform “Caught in the Web” Friday June 23 at 10:00 AM. We are also showing family friendly movies this summer on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM, beginning with “Sing” June 28th. Fred Motley, a fabulous storyteller from Danville VA, will captivate young and old with “Jack Tales” Friday June 30 at 10:00 AM.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs and prize drawings—all free of charge. Registration for “Build a Better World” reading program begins on June 1st, and can be completed online by visiting the Library’s website at or come and register in person at 319 S. Main St. Roxboro NC 27573. If you complete your child’s registration online, please come pick up your summer reading start-up kit complete with time reading log, stickers, bookmark, and program line up. Teens 13 years and up after completing your registration please come grab your Summer Reading Challenge Bingo card to be completed during the summer to be entered into a drawing for three great summer prizes.  For more information, call the library at (336) 597-7881. Happy Summer Reading!
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