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Sonoma County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Programs Begin June 7

On June 7, 2016, Sonoma County Library launches its “Read—For the Win” summer reading program for kids, “TeenRead” summer reading program for teens and “Library Bingo Challenge” summer reading program for adults. Children, teens and adults who participate in fun and free activities available at all Sonoma County Library branches in June and July can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

“We’re excited to invite all residents across the county to join our community of readers in Sonoma County,” said Jennifer Duran, Branch Manager of the Rincon Valley Library. “We’ve planned a wonderful program for kids, teens, and adults to make the library a great place to read, learn, and discover what’s available for their enjoyment.”

Themed children’s events include a week-long Olympic-style torch relay and visits from renowned local author Jonathan London, whose “Froggy” character is highlighted in this year’s collaborative theme, along with cultural events and activities that celebrate reading, getting outdoors and exercising. Teen workshops have been developed with the goal of imparting skills and experiences that youth will find useful, including quilting, fine arts, and learning to play ukulele. Adult events highlight local musicians, a favorite pastime around the county.

Young Girl Reading a Book There’s also a scientifically proven benefit to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. “Studies indicate that students who read recreationally outperform those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests,” Kathy DeWeese, Coordinator of Children’s Services added. “Our libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families, and we love taking the opportunity to make it fun, too.” 

Summer reading events are listed on the Sonoma County Library website event calendar for June (http://sclib.us/2A) and for July (http://sclib.us/2B). For more information about children’s and teen summer reading programs, please contact Kathy DeWeese at 545-0831 x1513 or kdeweese@sonoma.lib.ca.us. For more information about the adult summer reading program please contact Jennifer Duran at 537-0162 or jduran@sonoma.lib.ca.us. Keep up with all library events at www.sonomalibrary.org and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sonomalibrary.