When you were growing up, wasn't the library a magical place to visit during those long hot summer days? You discovered books that carried you to exotic locations and adventures far away. You may even have competed with your friends to read the most books in your neighborhood library's Summer Reading Program.
Well, years have passed but libraries continue to play a critical role in children's lives every summer. In these still-difficult economic times, the library's Summer Reading Program may be more important than ever, providing a free place for all children to have fun while they learn, and to develop the habit of reading, so crucial to success in today's world.
We hope you will join the Miami Dolphins and Broward County Library who have teamed up again this summer to encourage kids to "dream big" and "read," for the fun of it!
The Broward County Library system will offer free live performances and prizes to entice kids to keep reading over the summer. Experts in the fields of child brain development and reading research agree that literacy skills develop early and are strengthened when children read during the summer months. The program is centered on a gameboard, in which participants mark off a square for every 30 minutes they read. Kids have a chance to win grand prizes. Reading game boards are available at all local libraries.
Children can imagine having their dreams come true by reading their way around the game board, picking up reading incentive prizes at their library, and winning the chance to score some grand prizes and become a Miami Dolphins' MVR... Most Valuable Reader!
DONATE ONLINE HERE or call (954) 357-8086 to contribute!