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Summer Reading Challenge kickoff

June 2, 2018 11:00 am @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) kicks off its annual Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday, June 2. Beginning that day, participants can sign up and track their reading progress from home, as well as earn badges and prizes, play fun games and learn valuable tips to help early readers. The nine-week program runs through Saturday, Aug. 4. All participants will need a CML library card to sign up. Visit columbuslibrary.org/summerreading for more information.

CML welcomes the central Ohio community to enjoy a family-friendly celebration at Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. People of all ages will enjoy activities, games, music and food – plus be able to sign up for Summer Reading Challenge or learn how to do it at home.

The kickoff celebration will also feature two lively performances from musician and storyteller Jim Gill at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Summer Reading Challenge and all its events are free and open to all.

Formerly known as Summer Reading Club, CML has rebranded the program to Summer Reading Challenge to emphasize the educational – as opposed to recreational – aspect of summer reading.

Studies show that kids who read during the summer maintain reading skills that are critical to future school success. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee in Ohio means many central Ohio third graders could repeat the grade if they don’t pass state proficiency testing. This makes summer reading even more important, which is why, in addition to Summer Reading Challenge, CML locations will continue to offer Reading Buddies practice sessions throughout the summer months.


June 2, 2018 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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