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Sign up for Summer Reading begins Thursday June 18 @ Voluntown Public Library. Remember, the library will have activities for all ages, and looks to be an inspiring, inventive, and unique summer with the theme. Look for  programs, author visits, crafts, reading fun, music, and more at Voluntown Public Library. Readers, and their younger siblings are invited to take part.

Reading is essential for children to retain what they have learned from school over vacation. Without fun reading through the summer, learning can leak away making it harder to get back on target when school resumes.

This does not need to be dull and dreary. Let your child choose books that stimulate their interest, even if it is not at their grade level. This is summer afterall. Let them have fun. Encourage them to try to be creative and teach themselves something new – such as cartooning, cooking, gardening or even telling jokes. Perhaps they can explore the myriad of new nonfiction books to explore the lives of artists, presidents, and many others. Even if your child prefers a comic book or a graphic novel, let them read it. They ARE reading, and that is what counts as keeping the learning leak from occuring.

Since the theme is to be creative, check out the huge collection of crafting, and art books for all ages. Take the time to show your child a creative skill that you learned as a child from a grandparent or someone else. You will find that it will reinspire you and fill you with satisfaction at passing creative knowledge to your children. And don’t forget, let them catch YOU reading.

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