Hoboken Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2012
DREAM BIG — READ!
Hoboken Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2012 began on July 5. Children between 1st and 5th grade can sign up to read a certain number of hours for great prizes including a Nook Color, tickets to the Clearview Cinema, or two tickets to the Intrepid Museum in NY, and books. Small prizes for reading 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 hours will also be awarded. Sign up in the Children’s Department at the library (200 Park Avenue, Hoboken) then track your hours on your computer. Call 201-420-2348 for more info. Library hours are here.
GET YOUR KIDS OFF TO A READING QUICK START – START TRACKING NOW
Don’t have access to a Summer Reading Program? Here are some tips to help your kids work on their summer reading habits.
1. Make a simple tracking chart for your child(ren). On a sheet of paper, draw (or create a form on a computer) 10 boxes (5 rows, 2 columns).
2. In each box, insert 4 unique pictures or shapes that can be colored by your child. For example, a simple chart could have 4 circles in the first box, 4 triangles in the second box, etc.
3. Each box represents 1 hour of reading time. Each picture represents 15 minutes. Your child gets to color in one shape for every 15 minutes of reading time.
The Metro Moms are planning to keep this reading momentum going all summer long even for our little readers’ younger siblings by keeping track of “mommy and me” reading time too.
Let’s make this a Metro Moms family event for all of us. Start reading now!
More – Do-It-Yourself Summer Reading Program – download a free reading chart!