Wrap Up Dates for Summer Reading at HCDL locations:
Hillsboro: Sat, Aug 3
Greenfield: Sat, Aug 3
Leesburg: Wed, Jul 31
Lynchburg: Wed, Jul 31
Call each location for details on prize pick-up:
Thank you for exploring "a universe of stories" this summer!
MYTHS ABOUT SUMMER READING by Elaine Williams, Lynchburg Branch Manager
- You have to go to the library every day.
False! To participate in the reading club, you can read anywhere: at home, on vacation, at Grandma's. It's for anywhere, anytime.
- My child can't read yet, so he or she can't participate.
False! Good reading skills start at birth, when connections are just forming in the brain. Read to your infants, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.They can earn prizes just for listening.
- Summer reading is just for kids.
False! Teens and adults can also be involved in summer reading and win prizes. Everyone likes to read and get free stuff!
- My kid doesn't like to read books, and summer reading means you have to read books.
False! Kids can read magazines or comic books, or listen to audiobooks. What do they like to do? Play video games? We have books about video gaming and characters and how to win those games. Ask your library staff about Roblox or Minecraft books, or tractors, fishing, or anything else that interests your child. Try a pop-up book, one that plays music or makes noises, or has flaps to lift or different textures to feel. Reading doesn't have to be hard or boring We also have storytimes. Have us read to your kids!
We also want to thank all of the businesses and individuals who donated to this year's program. Thank you for your support! We couldn't do this without our wonderful communities behind us! We are still receiving donations and will post updates as they come in. Thank you again, everyone!