The annual summer reading club will return in 2021.
The program was put on hold with small activities for kids in 2020 but Children's Program Director Corey Campbell will be bringing back the program this year with some new twists. On the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday, Campbell told Regional Radio News there will be three different age groups that will be somewhat fluid based on the individual's reading level.
According to Campbell, reading will be tracked by time this summer. He explains they want to be as inclusive as possible for readers of all levels.
As far as programs for kids this summer, Campbell notes they will continue to offer grab-n-go kits but was hesitant to commit to much else. He says for in-person programs, we'll have to wait and see what COVID mitigations allow.
While designed to be fun and engaging, the summer reading club also offers the opportunity to keep kids engaged in reading. Campbell explains it takes just 15 minutes of reading per day to keep kids from experiencing the 'summer slide' and that is an easily achievable number.
The summer reading club will kick off Tuesday, June 1 and at that time, kids and families can begin registering. Get more information by finding the Warner Library on social media or by visiting vwarner.org.