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Summer Reading Programs

Most libraries already invite listeners (babies, toddlers, and preschoolers), as well as readers to participate in their Summer Reading Programs.
More and more libraries are offering separate reading programs just for their youngest patrons, which often include activities for caregivers and young children to do together, in addition to reading books:  Check out the the reading record for the Arapahoe Library District's 2008 Summer Reading for Babies and Toddlers and the DeKalb County Public Library's (GA) Wee Reader Reading Program for Babies (with a parent survey!). Poudre River Library District and Denver Public Library also had separate programs for younger children.  Saroj Ghoting has more samples listed here
Libraries can further incorporate early-literacy concepts into their Summer Reading Programs by scheduling literacy-based storytimes during the summer, keeping the six early literacy skills in mind when planning games for young children's programs, or printing early literacy tips on summer reading records.
Read to Me! Summer Reading for Preschoolers, an article from School Library Journal, has more ideas for preschool summer reading fun.

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