Monday, July 21, 2014

What's Your Library Have to Offer?

In the Salt Lake Library mission statement it says, "The mission .... is to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers by responsively providing materials, information and services..." 
When was the last time you stopped by the circulation desk to find out what other resources your library has for you besides shelves and shelves of books to look through? This past visit, I took a few minutes to check out some of the resources. Utah's first lady, Jeanette Herbert, has a summer reading program for children. She included several great resources for parents. The first is a color coded calendar of age appropriate activities to do with kids that will help encourage reading. Here is an example of what August looks like.

She also has a recommended book list for K-6 broken out by each grade. There are printable bookmarks with the goal of reading 20 minutes a day. When it is all filled in, you will have read 1200 minutes.

Libraries offer free book clubs, story times, craft days, read-a-thons, art classes, puppet shows, and many other fun activities to help you and your child read together.

Here are some of Utah's local library pages so you can see what events may be happening near you:

What kind of resources does your library have? 
Cheers, Elizabeth

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