The Reading Aloud Family Time program at the Liberty Branch was a great success as almost 300 families participated this year. Every family that read two chapter books earned a hardback copy of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
A Classic Fantasy Quest about Finding the Truth and Finding Yourself!
Shortly before the all-important "Namingfest" that will determine their future trades, Ariel and her friend Zeke find an ancient artifact that changes the course of their lives. Though Ariel recognizes a few of the symbols on the telling dart, the message itself is a mystery. Two strangers come to their village seeking both the dart and its recipient. Ariel is taken by force and, unknown to her, her mother is murdered.
Remember when you were a kid and your English teacher handed you a list of recommended books for you to read over the summer? Did you read any of them, or just roll your eyes and throw the list away? If you threw away the list, you missed out on some great books.
For years, I used a standard exercise bike in my home. However, as the years passed, the seat became more and more uncomfortable (notice it had NOTHING to do with my derriere changing – just the bike seat became more uncomfortable!). In addition, my aging back began to complain about the forward leaning position. While visiting a bicycle shop, I tried out a recumbent tricycle (oh yes, we DO go in full circles in life… back to a tricycle!).
People who love to read are interesting, mainly because they are interested in something. Reading, watching movies, and listening to music all enrich your thoughts and ideas, making for better conversations. Also, all of those ideas floating around in your mind will pop up at the most opportune moments enhancing your creativity. Your mood will lighten with thoughts and ideas that expand your universe. So read, listen, and watch, and access it all at the Library.
Do you ever set reading goals? I sure do. I have a lot of reading goals this year, actually. I don’t know where they all came from, but suddenly, I find myself in the midst of several book lists that I simply have to finish by the end of the year. Not that anything will happen if I don’t finish them by the end of the year, but it’s the principle of the thin. Right. Here are the reading goals I’m working on this year.
It's that time of year again. It's warming up outside, students everywhere are counting down to the end of the school year, and here at MCPL, we're gearing up for the Summer Reading Program! In order to encourage kids and teens to retain the literacy skills they've learned at school, the library works to reward reading achievement when class isn't in session. Research has shown that at least 15 minutes of sustained daily reading prevents information loss. The brain wants to be stimulated, and we're in the business of making sure it gets its fill.
Launched in 1999, Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read, and how important it is for kids to read or be read to. Research indicates that early language experience actually stimulates a child's brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school. How appropriate it is that MCPL's Summer Reading Program starts in May!