Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Summer reading program has a science theme

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Gio and Chris Campos of West Sacramento get a head start on their summer reading at their Yolo County Library branch. Courtesy photo

“Fizz, Boom, Read!” is the theme of the Yolo County Library’s summer reading program, which begins Sunday and continues through Aug. 16. The program celebrates reading, science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, and will include free reading clubs, public events and prizes for participants of all ages.

Reading over the summer is an important and valuable activity for all ages, librarians say. It is a time to explore new books and learn about new authors, ideas and worlds.

Specially designed Fizz, Boom, Read! game boards for each age level are available at all branches. Activities range from reading a story to drawing a picture to locating and reading books on various subjects at any library branch. Participants who complete all of the activities before Aug. 16 will earn a free gift, and will be entered into drawings for both local and countywide prizes.

“Summer reading programs help improve the reading skill of students, increase fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, and help reduce the achievement gap,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “Self-selection, access to books and sharing books are essential factors in reading motivation and are key elements of summer reading programs.”

The Yolo County Library also will host more than 60 summer reading program events for residents of all ages throughout the county. The event line-up will include magicians, “Super Cool Chemistry,” puppet shows and live animal presentations. The schedule will vary at each branch, so stop by any Yolo County Library branch beginning Sunday to pick up a local and countywide schedule and sign up to participate.

The Davis branches are at 315 E. 14th St. and at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis.

These programs are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Public Library, Friends of the Esparto Regional Library, West Sacramento Friends of the Library, Clarksburg Friends of the Library, Friends of the Knights Landing Library, Winters Friends of the Library, Friends of the Yolo Branch and individual donors.

For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

 

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