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Summer 2014

This summer, “Paws to Read” with the Norfolk Public Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP)! You will enjoy weekly events, reading incentives and prizes! NPL’s new mascot, River the Reading Ranger, will also be making special appearances at a library location near you in May. Teachers and literacy experts agree that children who go ten weeks without opening a book during the summer may find the act of reading more difficult when they return to school in the fall. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep reading a priority for your family this summer:

• Sign up for SRP (“Paws to Read”), beginning June 21, 2014. All ages can participate! For more details, see page nine. • When planning summer activities for your kids, remember to leave time for reading. Even 10 or 15 minutes of reading a day is helpful. • Motivate your kids to read by being a good role model and reading yourself. • Pack some books in your beach bag or picnic basket, and keep some books in the car for long road trips. You and your child can enjoy books together anywhere you go this summer! • Don’t forget that NPL now offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, TumbleBooks and digital magazines that are downloadable 24/7!

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, please call the NPL Youth Services Department at (757) 664-7328 x347 or go to Have a wonderful summer!

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