Pearl River Library Kicks Off the 2014 Summer Reading Program

BY BARRY WARNER

Katie and Georgia are sitting behind the sidewalk square chalk art creation highlighting the ‘Fizz, Boom, Read’ theme of the 2014 summer reading program at the Pearl River Librar
Katie and Georgia are sitting behind the sidewalk square chalk art creation highlighting the ‘Fizz, Boom, Read’ theme of the 2014 summer reading program at the Pearl River Librar

On Monday June 30, 2014 numerous children designed squares of sidewalk with chalk art in front of the library that incorporated the theme ‘fizz, boom, read!’ In addition, there was face-painting applied on children’s arms and faces by volunteer high school students.

Independent readers who have finished kindergarten through sixth grade joined the summer reading club. They will read library books at home and participate in contests and games, while earning stickers and prizes.

Children’s Director Pamela Gunning said, “The library reading program will raise student learning levels and will help prevent learning losses during the summer months. Books on the shelves about face painting include ‘Fun with Face Painting’ by Petra Boase and ‘Fabulous Faces’ edited by Shaila Awan.”

An important objective of the summer reading is to increase successful reading experiences through librarian-supported, self-selected voluntary reading.

For additional information access http://www.pearlriverlibrary.org.