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May 21, 2013Maryville, MO | By: Kat Marsh
Beginning May 28, children and parents in the area are invited to sign up for the Maryville Public Library Summer Reading Program.
Readers can pick up their Summer Reading packs and also preregister for Summer Reading activities. Library Director Stephanie Patterson says the Summer Reading Program serves to reinforce the love of reading, as well as prevent what she calls the summer slide.
To add to the success of the Summer Reading Program, the library has been given a grant that will support two new activities to promote reading among the local youth.
The first program, titled "Beginning Reader" sessions will begin June 5th. "Beginning Readers" isn't just for reluctant readers. It is also geared towards kids on the verge of learning to read for the first time. For children grades two and up, the library will be hosting the "Classics Challenge" in which readers can earn extra prizes over the summer for reading youth editions of Homer's Odyssey.
Preregistration is required for these activities, and parents can do so by calling the Maryville Public Library at 660-582-5281