Summer is edging it’s way here, which means the library is starting to fill with excitement as we plan for our Summer Reading Program!
So why does the library have this yearly summer program? What’s the point? Numerous studies indicate that students who read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system. Students who don’t read at all during the summer are much more likely to fall behind and lose up to 2 years of learning by the time they enter high school. The summer slide doesn’t just effect children, adults (while on a smaller scale) can also benefit from the Summer Reading Program. Recent studies show that the simple act of getting outside one’s comfort zone to learn new things and challenge yourself actually helps keep our adult brains in tune. The studies concluded that reading for just 30 minutes a day can help deter this problem.
How do we help combat this decline? Access to books is critical. When children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement, including better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, and grammatical development. Your library is an excellent free resource for families to have access to a wide range of books that they may not be able to afford otherwise. Our summer reading program is designed to provide fun and engaging activities to all ages and help them find subjects or genres they are interested in to get them reading.
We have finally finished our schedule of activities and events. Come get a copy at the library or visit our website and check out our event calendar.
The Library will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
YOGA Classes - Wednesdays & Fridays @ 9AM
Preschool Storytime - Wednesdays @ 11:15AM
Homeschool Hour - Thursdays @ 10AM
Free Movie Matinee - May 9th @ 1:30PM
Book Discussion Club - May 23rd @ 3:30PM
Library Closed - In-Service - May 24th @ All Day
Library Closed - Memorial Day - May 27th @ All Day
Coffeyville’s 150th Celebration - June 1st @ All Day
Summer Reading Kickoff Party - June 6th @ 1PM
Thank you to everyone who helped make our book sale a success!
Wednesdays at 11:15AM
Join us for stories, crafts, and activities!
May 1 - Come for the Cuentos
May 8 - So Long School Year
May 15 - Hooray for May
May 22 - Summer Stories
May 29 - Summer Reading Preview
Book Discussion Group
We last read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and that brought about an interesting discussion about World War 2 and the effect it had on the people who survived it. This month we’re reading The Buried Giant by Ishiguro Kazuo. The library has reserved several copies of the book for patrons to check out. Our next book club meeting will be on Thursday, May 23rd @ 3:30pm. If you would like to join in the discussion but can’t meet in person, then check out our group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cplibrary.
In-Service Training Day Every year in May the library will often close down to provide our staff with needed training and seminars to be sure we are providing the best service we can. This year our in-service day is set for Friday, May 24th. The library will be closed for the full day and will reopen for our normal hours on Saturday, May 25th.
Reading Goals for Summer
For this year’s Summer Reading Program, we have several events and activities planned for all ages. Check out our calendar and detailed schedule online or at the library.
Children: For every 25 books read or every 10 hours spent reading, children will receive a free book.
Teens and Adults: For every 10 books read teens and adults will receive a prize. Not much of a reader? Our Summer Reading Punchcards allow for audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines, and movies to count towards your goal. For full details contact the library.
Be sure to check out these new titles
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