The 2014 Summer Library Reading Program happening now

July 19, 2014

The Delaware Division of Libraries and all the public libraries in Delaware invite children, teens, and adults to join the 2014 Summer Library Reading Program. Themes for this year are Fizz Boom Read for kids, Spark a Reaction for teens, and Literary Elements for adults. Registration is free, and incentive prizes are awarded based on reading milestones.

“The Summer Library Reading Program is a lighthearted way to approach the serious topic of summer learning loss,” said State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman. “Studies have shown that children who participate in public library summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the new school year, experience less summer reading loss, and begin the school year with more confidence.”

Throughout the summer, libraries will be presenting a variety of fun and educational STEM programs dealing with science, technology, engineering, and math.

The following three programs for children will be presented at all libraries in the state; visit for dates and times:

Reactions, Rockets, & Reading: Parents can bring their young scientists to the library for some surprising chemical and physical reactions that will launch their imaginations.

Fun, Foolery and Folktales: International storyteller, published author and award-winning recording artist Donna Washington uses her pyrotechnic voice and elastic face to transport audiences through time, across the globe and into laughter and learning with her interactive, humorous, multigenerational presentation of folktales.  This program is presented in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Dragons & Dreams: Combining the power of words with the power of science, Sciencetellers creates stories filled with suspense, anticipation, excitement and experiments.  The audience will experience the science of fire and ice as they join a daring adventure to save an entire kingdom. This program is presented in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts.