Build your brain this summer at the Bay Library

There are many cool kinds of slides that are fun: playground slides, pool slides and twisting, long slides at a waterpark. But there’s one slide you don’t want to do: the Summer Slide. Students can lose two to three grade levels in reading skills if they don’t read, and that’s NOT cool because it doesn’t have to happen.

Playing the Summer Reading Game at the Bay Village Branch Library is a fun way to keep reading and earn prizes. The theme this year is "Build Your Brain" and that’s just what you do every time you pick up a book. Open to all ages, it’s easy to register and play the game that runs from June 1 to August 3. Simply register online or in person and get your game board, then read and keep track of the amount of time you’ve read.

The official kick-off party will be held at the library on Monday, June 10, from 1-4 p.m. Bob the Builder will join us to help everyone register and there will be several other activities, as well. At 2 p.m. there will be a performance by the St. Ignatius Circus Company. Come and be awed by this talented group! At 2:30 p.m. students in grades 4-12 can make a Bristlebot. Don’t know what those are? Come and find out! On-going crafts and a scavenger hunt round out the activities.

Besides reinforcing reading skills and entertainment, there’s one other reason to read a lot this summer. All of the hours of the readers at the Bay Library will be added up and if they add up to 18,000 hours or more, we will be able to "adopt" the hedgehog at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center for two years! So read for fun, information, practice and the hedgehog! You have to register to play, so come to the kick off on June 10 and you’ll be on your way!

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 9:58 AM, 05.29.2013