Monday, June 19, the Stanly Count Library kicked off the summer reading program with a Summer Reading Extravaganza at the Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle.
Children of all ages enjoyed an interactive performance by Number Drummer Live connecting math, reading and music. Cowbells clanked, drum sticks clacked and trash can lids clashed as the audience followed along with Number Drummer to use numbers and reading to create rhythms.
Each year, the library offers a summer reading program to encourage children to read during the summer months. The theme for this year’s program is “Build a Better World.” Each library branch will hold fun events throughout the summer related to this theme.
Children who participate in the summer reading program will also receive prizes for reading throughout the summer. After registering for the program, children receive a reading record to record each book he or she reads or has read to them this summer. Points are given for each book—1 point for easy books and beginner readers and 3 points for other books. Prizes are then awarded at the 10 point, 25 point and 40 point levels.
Registration for the program began Thursday, June 1 and can be completed at your nearest library branch. A schedule of summer reading events can be found online at www.stanlycountylibrary.org or at the library. The summer reading program will continue through Saturday, August 5.