It's time for summer reading!
Summer Reading Program Kickoff with percussionist Arvin Scott
10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Oakland Library
Join Lee County Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club
This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters school.
One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation—a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!
Participation is easy!
- 1.Read together
- 2.Write the titles on your log. If you read a book more than once, you can record it each time. Books read at library storytime, at daycare, or by others to your child also count!
- 3.When you finish 100 books, bring your log to the library and
- Receive a sticker
- Place an animal on our 1000 Books B4K display
- Collect your next log
- 4.Repeat steps 1-3 and receive a different sticker and farm animal-themed log at each level.
- 5.After finishing 1000 books, your child will receive a certificate and all of his or her completed log pages. Best of all, your child will get a great jumpstart on success at school!
This club has no end date except your child’s entering kindergarten, so don’t feel rushed—just enjoy the experience! Take every chance you have to read with your child, tell and talk about stories, say nursery rhymes, sing songs, and attend library programs. By reading just three stories a day you and your child will have read over 1000 books in one year. You will also have shared many special moments along the way.
The library is a fun place featuring books to check out, free programs, and great suggestions for what to read. Stop in often and talk to our friendly staff—we are here to help.
Lee County Summer Activities for Kids -
Rubber Ducky Club -
Leesburg: Mondays @ 10AM
Oakland: Fridays @ 10AM
Rhymes, songs, books, and activities for Summer Readers ages 0-5
Summer Reading Activities -
Leesburg: Tuesdays @ 11AM
Smithville: Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM
Oakland: Thursdays @ 10AM
Redbone: Thursdays @ 3PM
Includes: Dino Camp, Chehaw Presents, Pirates Ahoy!, The Empty Pot Puppet Show, We Dig Legos, and a Pyramid Party for school age children
Writing Workshop -
Smithville: Wednesday, June 5th @ 4:30 PM
Oakland: Thursday, June 6th @ 11AM
Leesburg: Tuesday, June 11th @ 12PM
Redbone: Thursday, June 13th @ 4PM
Want to write a story for our book but don't know where to start? We'll provide supplies and inspiration at our writing workshop!
Authors' Reception -
Leesburg: Tuesday, July 23rd @ 11AM
Smithville: Wednesday, July 24th @ 3:30 PM
Oakland: Thursday, July 25th @ 10AM
Redbone: Thursday, July 25th @ 3PM
For authors/illustrators of Lee County Library's 8th edition "Summer Readers Write" book. Receive a free copy of YOUR book!
The Lexile Find-a-Book website can help identify books that students are interested in and are able to read. This tool can be found at http://georgia.lexile.com or http://gadoe.org/lexile.aspx.
The Find-a-Book website uses a Lexile reading measure to determine appropriate reading books for the student. A Lexile measure reflects a student's reading ability plus a book's text difficulty. It is the most widely adopted reading measure used today. In Georgia, students in grades 1-8 and most 11th graders receive a Lexile measure in their end of year test results. More Lexile information can be found at https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Default.aspx
Lee County Library labels "Accelerated Reader" books.
Because each school has its own list of AR tests, check the title of
your book selection to make sure the title is on your school's online list of tests.
2012 Newberry Medal and Honor Winnershttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm