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City, County Libraries Offer Reading Programs for Youth
Readers can earn weekly prizes during seven-week “Dream Big, Read!” program.
(l-r) Charlotte Lindahl, APS literacy coordinator, is joined by Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, First Lady Maria Berry and Dean Smith, director of Albuquerque Public Libraries at an event celebrating reading earlier this year.
May 7, 2012
The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Libraries offer a seven-week summer reading program for children and teens beginning June 1.
The “Dream Big, Read!” program provides prizes and library events each week for students who sign up for the program.
Those interested in participating must register at their local Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library’s summer reading desk. “Even those who can’t read can sign up with their parents to be read to,” said Charlotte Lindahl, district literacy coordinator for Albuquerque Public Schools.
Youth up to age 11 can earn a different prize each week depending on how much they read.
Teens and adults, ages 12 and older, can submit completed reading cards to be entered into a weekly prize drawing. There will also be a drawing for a system-wide grand prize.
For more information, visit the city/county library website at: http://library.cabq.gov/summerreadingprogram.
“Studies have shown that children who read during the summer generally maintain their reading skills, and that children who see their parents read, or who read with their parents generally have scored higher on standardized tests,” Lindahl said.