The Summer Reading Program Is Over - Now What?
August 08, 2011
Our Summer Reading Program is a big focus of our summertime activities at MCPL. The library staff always enjoys this season as we watch excited children enjoying our special thematic displays and picking out books to read. We especially enjoy our young patrons returning to claim their prizes. This year's program has ended sadly, but don't let that discourage you from visiting us and continue finding new literary treasures on our shelves. May I suggest the following idea?
With a new school year only days away, I would encourage you to visit our Recommended Children's Reading List, which provides you with 57 separate bibliographies of children's books. Each are already connected to our online catalog (for those of you desiring a paper copy of this list, the North Oak Branch has a supply of many of these bibliographies displayed in the children's area). Among my favorites, to which I often direct parents and/or teachers, are the Grade Level Favorites (i.e. First Grade Favorites, Fifth Grade Favorites). It's often a great tool for newer readers or someone looking for new authors.
Hopefully, this tool will give some purpose to your next visit as you prepare your family to go back to school!
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