CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV Information) — Dozens of kids have been already registered for the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library’s summer time studying program, however much more signed up after participating in enjoyable actions as a part of the library’s Summer season Kickoff on Saturday.
Kids and adults have been capable of benefit from the summer time sunshine whereas tie-dying T-shirts, enjoying outside video games and calming their minds with yoga, in addition to registering for Studying COLORS Your World.
Youth and younger adults by age 18 can earn factors for each web page learn or applications attended by July 29 earlier than redeeming factors for prizes July 31. Prizes embrace meals coupons, books and drive-in film reward playing cards.
“Now we have a program known as READsquared, the place children log in to point out their factors. They’ll obtain as much as 1,000 factors primarily based on how lengthy they learn through the day, pages or paragraphs,” Kids’s Librarian Erica Perry mentioned. “All the applications are free. You don’t even need to have a library card.”
Contributors additionally will qualify for random drawings of retailer or occasion reward playing cards for each 100 factors they earn.
The three members who learn probably the most pages will obtain a James & Regulation reward card and two books.
Even earlier than she turned a library intern, Mary Tracey loved visiting the library for books or films and delved into studying. The rising Liberty Excessive College junior confirmed youngsters the right way to tie-dye T-shirts Saturday and was a part of the summer time studying program in 2020.
“There have been numerous prizes final yr. I acquired McDonald’s coupons, a e book and a few earbuds,” Tracey mentioned.
Whereas this summer time’s studying program is principally digital, in-person occasions additionally will proceed on the library through the summer time.
“It’s somewhat bit harder since you must make money working from home, and typically the Wi-Fi will exit, however dad and mom have been actually supportive and appreciative of all the things now we have accomplished,” Perry mentioned.
She inspired 5-year-old Audra Hyman of Clarksburg to be a part of the summer time studying initiative three years in the past whereas Hyman was a part of a weekly storytime and crafts program.
“Since she’s been a child, we’ve been coming to see Miss Erica, and even earlier than she was a full-blown reader, we’ve accomplished the summer time studying program,” mentioned Hyman’s mom, Rosie. “Although we haven’t seen Miss Erica very a lot in particular person, we’ve seen Miss Erica greater than most individuals this previous yr.
“It’s glorious that the library has stayed open to the general public, regardless that it has been bodily closed. We’re very blessed.”
Stealey’s Sarah Rutt plans to enroll her 4 youngsters — 7-year-old daughter Kaylin, 8-year-old son Paxton, 5-year-old daughter Jasmine and 4-year-old son Fletcher — for summer time studying.
“They get excited for the summer time studying program. All of them did it final yr as effectively,” Sarah Rutt mentioned. “Our children actually like coming to the library frequently.”
An analogous Studying COLORS Your World program additionally is obtainable for adults (ages 19 and above) by Aug. 27, with prizes resembling lunch coolers and reward playing cards which might be picked up Sept. 7.
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