On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday July 30
Registration for On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! begins on Wednesday, June 1 in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room. Upon registering, students entering preschool- 5th grade will receive an official reading record to record the time they spend reading, either independently or with a favorite grown up. Time is recorded in 15-minute increments, and prizes will be earned for every 5 hours spent reading. Please note that time spent reading before June 1 is not eligible.
Students who complete 20 hours of reading may receive a Kent Free Library felt pennant, and have their photo taken and displayed in the Children’s Room on the wall of Kent’s Strongest Readers. Let’s see how many Kent Free Super Readers we have in 2016!
We will be having a competition this year to see which grade sends us the most summer readers. Watch the back windows of the DuBois Children’s Reading Room to see which grade is winning!
The seventh annual Care for a Critter Contest returns! Kids registered in the Summer Reading Program will have the opportunity to vote for which animal the library will sponsor at the Akron Zoo at the end of the summer. Watch for the Kent Free Library Youth Services librarians to show pictures of the animals when they visit all of the elementary school classrooms in May to discuss On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Posters of the animals will be on display in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room all summer long. Readers will earn one vote for each hour of reading they record.
Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the finale of the Summer Reading Program on Saturday, July 30 from 11 am to 2 pm! There will be fun activities throughout the library for patrons to enjoy.
No registration is required.