Camp Read S’More encouraged young readers

Posted on October 17, 2022

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“What I really liked about summer reading was that it makes me want to read more books,” wrote Naomi, age eight. Naomi was one of over 20,000 children who participated in the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program this year. As part of the Camp Read S’More theme, children could write or draw letters from “camp.” These letters allowed children to share in their own words their favorite parts of the program.

The program encouraged children to read more by offering prizes for reaching reading goals of one, five, 10, 15 and 20 hours. This year, children read for over 15,000,000 minutes, helping them keep reading skills strong over the summer. The Library also offered a variety of craft and storytime workshops for children to engage in hands-on learning.

Here are excerpts from other letters from Camp Read S’More:

Parker, age five: “I’ve liked reading the Scooby Doo books.”

Leah, age 12: “I love discovering new genres of books when doing the Summer Reading Program and finding new books to read.”

Nacy, age seven: “When you get to 1 hour you jump up! So happy. You feel smart. You want to read more.”

Gia, age 17: “My favorite part of Summer Reading is that I get to learn about new people in the book. And when I go back to school I will have even better reading skills!”