‘Fizz, Boom, READ!

The Warren Public Library will be participating in the country-wide Collaborative Summer Library Program this June and July. This year’s theme explores all types of science topics from robots to experiments to geology and much more. “Fizz, Boom, READ!” is the theme for children, and “Spark a Reaction” is the theme for tweens and teens. The 2014 Summer Library Program is open to youngsters of all ages, from preschoolers to teens with programs, story times, and a reading club.

Children who participate in the reading club receive incentives for books they read this June and July; younger children can have books read to . Sign-up for the reading clubs for both the younger and older children starts June 2, 2014, at the Warren Public Library. Stop by the staff desk in the Children’s Department to sign-up younger children; stop by the main circulation desk to sign-up the tweens and teens.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every child participated in summer reading, and as a result, we raised literacy rates throughout the area? Children learn best when their learning is not interrupted and summer vacation is a long interruption! Without practice, children forget facts and important “how to” skills. The Warren Public Library Summer Reading Program helps children’s minds stay active by bridging the gap between school years.

Nurturing basic literacy skills is one of the goals of PA Forward/Pennsylvania Libraries, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. Research shows that a child’s library use raises his or her fourth grade assessment scores. Help us to spark learning in all of our children this summer by supporting and participating in the Summer Library Program. For more information on how basic literacy and PA Forward impact Pennsylvania, visit: www.paforward.org.

Visit www.warrenlibrary.org to see a complete list of Summer Library Program activities and events at the Warren Public Library. One can also pick up a Fizz, Boom, READ! Summer Reading Program Schedule for children in the lobby of the library or from the staff desk in the children’s department. Call Susan Slater for questions regarding children’s programs or Sharon Gage for questions regarding the tween/teen programs at 723-4650.