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Summer Reading Club 2014
Fizz, Boom, Read! at the Ruth Enlow Library

Click to see a short video announcement of Summer Reading Club (opens in You Tube).

Ruth Enlow Library’s Summer Reading Club 2014 – Fizz, Boom, Read – will be held at the Oakland, Accident, Grantsville, and Kitzmiller libraries during July. From chemistry experiments, meteorology, and soil and plant science to techno fun with robotics and engineering, the topics promise to be fun and educational.

All programs are free, and children choose their own reading materials and track their progress using the reading logs provided. “Summer Reading Club helps stop the ‘summer slide’ – a documented two-month loss in learning over the summer break – by encouraging students to read about topics that are fun and exciting,” said Julie Iden, Children’s Specialist at the Oakland Library. “Motivating children to read over the summer helps bridge the gap in learning between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next one.”

Registration for the program opens June 1. All those interested in attending the series are asked to call their local library branch to register, or to email the following contacts: julie@relib.net for Oakland, susan@relib.net for Accident, kim@relib.net for Grantsville, and diane@relib.net for Kitzmiller. Friendsville is running a walk-in program with books, crafts, activities, and Kindles and iPads for students during the summer, which requires no registration.

Dates at all branches are as follows:
* Oakland—weekly from July 9 – July 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 3 – 5 year-olds on Wednesdays, 6 – 12 year-olds on Thursdays
* Grantsville—Wednesdays from July 9 – July 23, 11:00 a.m. – noon, all ages
* Accident—Tuesdays from July 8 – July 22, 11:00 a.m. – noon, all ages
* Kitzmiller—Fridays, July 11 – July 25, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
* Friendsville—Walk-in program from June 9 – August 16. The library will offer a special activity from June 30 – July 5.

Summer Reading Club is a cooperative project between the local Maryland public libraries and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Library Development and Services. The state also is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.

The Friends of the Ruth Enlow Library contributes significant funds towards the library’s summer reading program. And this year, the Friends partnered with the Garrett County Education Association to provide free books for participants. Other local organizations and businesses support the program as well with incentives. And statewide, the Baltimore Orioles and the Maryland Science Center contribute tickets and passes to participating libraries.

Printed materials for Summer Reading Club are available at library branches, and information is available online at www.relib.net.
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