As a little friend reminded me this morning…”it’s almost here…summer reading (although I think she meant ‘summer break’)!” 🙂 There are multiple options this summer for our friends to continue making lots of progress in individual reading. One of the best options is the Meadows Library 2013 Summer Reading Program from June 11 – August 6…no reservations needed. Story time takes place each Tuesday and Friday @ 11:00 a.m. Teen Book Club meets each Thursday @ 2:00 p.m. Family-friendly events and book-related movies take place each Wednesday @ 2:00 p.m. Check out http://www.library.midlothian-isd.net or http://www.misd.sc/meadowslibrary for more information today.
Another outstanding offering this summer is the Virtually Blooming Bluebonnet Camp. It’s open to any MISD student currently in grades 3/4 who attends one of the six elementary campuses. There is a two-hour introduction session on June 11 from 9:00-11:00, 12:00-2:00, or 2:00-4:00 where learners will log-in, discuss digital citizenship, and learn how to use the program to jump start their summer reading. Readers will communicate throughout the summer with the virtual camp directors (MISD Library Media Specialists) to discuss books by participating in online discussions, posting questions and comments, and so forth. Through this type of camp experience, readers are introduced to a safe virtual learning community with professional educators who support and LOVE reading. Notices and permission forms went home last week. Please contact our school librarian, Melissa Bolgiano, or the front office at 972-775-4497 for more information.
These are just two options to encourage your child to participate with others throughout the summer and read. Here’s hoping you check these and others out as you make your summer plans…Happy Summer Reading 2013!