MAY 29, 2013

Free prizes, books and fun … Summer Reading returns to Scottsdale

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SCOTTSDALE – School’s out for summer and most families are thinking about vacations and days spent by the pool, and not how to prepare for the next school year. The truth of the matter is that students whose minds sit idle during the break may experience what is called the ‘Summer Slide’ - where students loose some of the educational ground they built up during the school year. The challenge is to find fun ways to get kids excited about learning; and the Scottsdale Public Library has the solution.

The 2013 Scottsdale Public Library Summer Reading Program, kicks off on May 30, and it’s the perfect way for kids to avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ while having fun!

The program is for everyone, from ages infants to adults, and all who participate will receive prizes and a free book upon program completion (which is shipped, for free, directly to their home!)

Dig Into Reading is the program for children 0 – 11 years of age, Beneath the Surface is the program for teens, and Groundbreaking Reads is the adult program.

Signing up has never been easier, as this year’s registration will be done online. If someone doesn’t have a computer or access to the Internet, they can stop into any of the five Scottsdale Library locations and use ours, at no cost.

With new reading standards about to go into effect for Arizona students, it’s important that learning continues throughout the summer break. What better way to keep them on track than via the free Summer Reading Program from the Scottsdale Public Library?

The program begins on May 30 and runs through July 27. Customers can visit to learn more, or call 480-312-READ (7323).