Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Reading Club!! FAQ

Make a Splash - READ! Summer Reading Club began today.  Register online by clicking here.  Or visit the Parkland Community Library's website and find the Make a Splash logo.  OR go to the Youth Services page and pick Reading Clubs from the drop down menu.

Here are some of the questions we have heard today.

Q.  What IS the Summer Reading Club?  Do you read to the children at the library?
A.  The Summer Reading Club is a program in which readers read and listen to books and keep track of the time they spend reading and listening to books.  Families can keep track of their reading time online at the this link.  So it is a Do-it-yourself program.

That said, the Parkland Community Library offers quite a number of different programs for all ages.  Please check out the Summer Reading Club page for more info.

Q. My children were in the Summer Reading Club last year.  Do I have to sign up all over again, or just use last year's user names?
A.  You must sign up each child all over again.  The member lists are emptied at the end of the summer.

Q. Can I sign up for the programs online?
A.  You must come into the library to sign up for individual programs.

Q.  I live in the Allentown School District.  May I sign my children up for Parkland's summer programs?
A.  Since every public library has similar programs, the District wide policy is that patrons must use their own libraries for summer programs.  There is one exception.  Residents of the Northwestern Lehigh School District may join the Parkland Community Library's Summer Programs along with residents of the Parkland School District.

Q.  My children are scheduled for other activities during the day.  Isn't there anything fun they can do at the library?
A.  Starting the week of June 22nd, there will be library mysteries posted in the library for Summer Reading Club members to solve anytime they visit the library.  Readers can download activities from the Summer Reading Club page, do Oral Book Reports when they visit the library and earn chances to win gift baskets.

This summer is going to be an ocean of fun.  Sign up and start reading!

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