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The work parents do to support and encourage summer reading is a great opportunity to prevent summer reading loss. This can make a difference in students’ reading abilities and ultimately—test scores. The Heyworth Public Library is gearing up for our Have Books – Will Travel summer reading programs, and sign-ups for these programs have begun!
The idea of students slipping in their reading abilities is called “summer loss.” The concept is based, in part, on the research of James Sangil Kim, Ed.D., assistant professor of education at Harvard University. Dr. Kim’s research suggests that while many students’ reading skills diminish over the summer months away from school, students who read a minimum of eight high-interest books at their reading level over the summer can achieve similar gains in reading growth as students who attend summer school.
So get your kids reading this summer at the Heyworth Public Library. Summer reading at Heyworth Public Library begins June 3 to read for prizes. Students from ages 3 – 6th grade can read 10 books of their choice, using books checked out by the library. For more information on programs you can attend, stop by the library or visit our website under the Programs Tab.
The Last Friday Afterschool Movies for this school year May 24, Friday @ 3:20pm
Monday Evening Book Club 6/3 @ 6:30pm; (NOTICE DATE CHANGE FOR MAY due to library closure for Memorial Day.) The book selection is The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
4th Monday Evening Book Club 6/24 @ 6:30pm; The Fourth Monday of the Month; Join us as we read a wide selection of books and discuss what we liked and didn’t like.
BLOCK Party: LEGO Time! 5/28 (Tue) @ 3:20pm; fourth Tuesday of each month. Join us as we enjoy being creative and build our imaginations.
The Scrapbooking Hour(s) 5/28 (Tue) @ 5pm–8pm; Come and go as you need to, bring your own supplies/snacks, and meet with others who love to scrapbook. We will meet EVERY last Tuesday of the Month through May. We will take a break for summer, and then continue next September!
Couponing 101 6/10 (Mon) @ 6:30pm; Bring your coupons to swap, learn about websites to help make the most of your shopping dollars, and learn how to become a secret shopper.
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
SUMMER HOURS: All hours remain the same; EXCEPT on Tuesdays we will be open from 10-5 pm for the months of JUNE/JULY/AUGUST.
New Material on shelves:
DVD Movie titles:
Lincoln and This is 40 are available this week. Our NEW DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1.00. All others are available for 7 nights for $1.00.
Adult: The Dead Caller from Chicago by Jack Fredrickson; Judge by R.J. Larson; The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow; Baseball Forecaster and Encyclopedia by Ron Shandler; Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick; The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
Young Adult: Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky; Return to Me by Justina Chen;
Children: When a Dad Says “I Love You” by Douglas Wood; Again! By Emily Gravett; Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt; Berenstain Bears We Love Trucks by Jan Berenstain; Stickman Odyssey 2: The Wrath of Zozimos by Christopher Ford; Big Nate Game On by Lincoln Peirce; Can’t Wait Willow by Christy Ziglar; Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider; Fyre by Angie Sage; Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick.