Library staff encourages summer reading

by | May 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

At the library

Mignon Morse

 

How do you raise a bookworm in today’s technological world? Children are exposed to television, video games, computer games and computers on a regular basis. Here are a few tips for starting your children off to being a reader. First and foremost, be an example. Let your child observe you reading for pleasure or leave books around the house so that the invitation to read is there. Turn the television off for a few hours each week and encourage a reading time. Secondly, take your child to the library. The Sachse Public Library is kicking off Summer Reading Program from 10 to noon June 6. The event will include face painting, bounce houses, snow cones, games, music, miniature horses and registration for summer reading.

There will be fun and educational events scheduled throughout the summer. You do not have to live in Sachse to get a library card because the library does not charge a nonresident fee. And, of course, the library staff prefers you come visit the Sachse Public Library to check out all the free materials you can access with your library card.

This year there will be programs for teens on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. along with family friendly movies Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Adults are welcome to come to these programs and join the adult reading club. The first teen program will feature cooking on June 9. Read aloud to your child something that is of interest to them. Once they can read themselves, encourage them to read to you. If you need assistance on choosing age appropriate materials for your child, contact the Sachse Public Library at 972-530-8966. There are bookmark-reading lists in the library as well.   If you want to invest in an excellent resource, consider purchasing “The Read Aloud Handbook”, by Jim Trelease. and checkout his website.

Please make use of technology. Audios, educational DVDs, and free internet access are available at the Sachse Public Library. In addition, we offer e-books that you can access with your library card and download 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The growing collection includes books for children, teens and adults.

We welcome people who want to use the Sachse Public Library. The only requirement is a proof of current address and identification. Minors under the age of 16 are required to have a parental signature on the library card application. Once the signature is on the card application, they are free to checkout without their parent. You can access your account online and put items on hold or renew items. Books, audios, and DVD’s can be renewed one time. Please be considerate to other library users and return your materials on time so someone else can enjoy the materials.

Check the library website for more information and a full listing of summer programs. Thank you for using your library.

 

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