A recent survey of one-thousand parents revealed that only one in three read with their child every night and half admitted that their children spend more time with TV or video games than with books. As daunting as those statistics may be, the staff at Henry F. Shricker Library in Knox is doing their part to get kids excited about reading.
The head of the children’s department at the library Janine Tuttle-Gassere warns of the dangers of going a whole summer without reading.
Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes Summer Reading at the Pulaski County Public Library. The 2013 Summer Reading program begins on Tuesday, May 28, when readers of all ages can take part in the games, crafts, presentations and prizes that are offered at this annual event.
This summer’s theme is “Dig Into Reading,” for kids up to 12 years old, while the theme for teens ages 13-18 is “Beneath the Surface.” Participants receive points for checking out and reading books rom the library, and prizes will be awarded as points are earned while the top readers in the age groups will receive a copy of their favorite book in library binding.