Martin County Library System Press Releases

May 21, 2013

Children ‘dig into reading’ at Martin County libraries all summer long!

For immediate release:  May 21, 2013                                        
Contact: Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205
                                  
The summer just got a whole lot cooler! Join the Martin County Library System as we celebrate our theme “Dig Into Reading” from June 1 through August 17.

Children ages birth through fifth grade are eligible to sign up for a reading log beginning June 1 and earn prizes and books all summer long. Log 30 days of reading and receive a special gift and an invitation to the finale party at the end of the summer! All summer reading events and special events are free.

Families that read together succeed together. Children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not can slide backward. Termed the “summer slide” and affecting millions of children each year, teachers can spend at least one month re-teaching materials students have forgotten during that time.

The Martin County Library System keeps learning fun throughout the summer break! Take part in the summer reading program through our regularly scheduled story times as well as a variety of performances, workshops, activities and games.

Summer Reading events, prizes and books for all ages are made possible with support from the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., and the Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

Martin County Community Libraries: 
• Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart
• Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown
• Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound 
• Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
• Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City
• Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart

For details about all Summer Reading events, pick up a Summer Reading booklet at any MartinCounty library, visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-221-1403.

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