Summer reading @ your library |

Summer reading @ your library

Tess Riley
GCLD Summer Reading Program Coordinator

Summer reading is in full swing at your local library.

If your child hasn’t already signed up for the Grand County Library District’s Summer Reading Program, there’s still time.

This year’s theme is Fizz, Boom, Read. Stop by any Grand County Library to register, and while you’re there, check out the great selection of book and videos on science, math, engineering and technology.

Kids ranging in age from babies to seniors in high school are invited to participate. Sign-up is fast, fun and free. And if your child doesn’t have a library card, now might be a good time to get one.

Even though school is out for the summer, kids shouldn’t take a break from learning, especially reading.

Educators say that most children lose some of their reading skills during the summer, but those who read actually gain skills. Summer reading increases reading levels, visualization skills, language skills, thinking skills and vocabulary.

Parents, you can encourage your children to read by having plenty of books available and by helping your children pick out books on topics they are interested in. Let your children see you reading, and read aloud together as a family activity. Research has shown that when parents are involved in learning at home, their children become more successful both in and out of school.

Your local library is a valuable partner in helping your child stay motivated to read. Through the Summer Reading Program, your child can earn a free book and other prizes. Granby Elementary participants will also receive a mid-summer letter from their principal, Jane Harmon, encouraging them to reach their reading goals.

In July, your local library will be hosting The Rocky Mountain Puppets. This fun and entertaining program is free and suitable for the whole family.

Locations, times and dates are listed below:

Wednesday, July 30

Fraser Valley Library 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Granby Library 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hot Sulphur Springs Library 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 31 Juniper (Grand Lake) Library 11:00 a.m. to noon

Kremmling Library 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact your local library or visit our website at

(Reading skills information based on an article from The United Way.)

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