Join us for Summer Reading Program
May 2019: A Universe of Stories!
-What is Summer Reading Program?
Summer Reading Program, or SRP, is a free program presented by your local public library which helps to engage students and families in fun learning activities throughout the summer months. The JMPL Summer Reading Program consists of weekly events held at the library, often featuring guest speakers and related activities; Story Time will be replaced by SRP Junior for ages 7 & under. Participants will have opportunities to win prizes by logging time spent reading. The more time spent reading, the more chances you have to win!
-Why do we have SRP?
Studies show that students who remain engaged in learning activities while on summer break are less likely to experience a learning loss when they return to school in the fall. Learning loss, or "Summer Slide", can cause students to start the new school year behind where they ended the previous year.
-When is SRP?
Registration will begin in May 2019!
-Who can participate?
Anyone! Youth Registration is open for participants from birth to age 19; anyone age 20 or older may register as an adult. You do not need a library card to participate; however, a library card is required to borrow books or any other media.
To encourage reading at all age levels, we will have 3 levels of readers: Early Readers, Intermediate Readers, and Advanced Readers.
Early Readers: Birth-6 yrs
-To earn a ticket, Early Readers must log 8 books. Early Readers may log books which were read to them, books read with assistance, and/or books read independently.
Intermediate Readers: Age 7-10
-Intermediate Readers must log 2 hours of reading time to earn a ticket. Intermediate Readers may also log books which were read to them, books read with assistance, and/or books read independently.
Advanced Readers: Age 11-19
-Advanced Readers must log 4 hours of reading to earn a ticket. PLEASE NOTE: Advanced Readers MAY NOT count time spent reading aloud to younger participants as his/her own reading time; however, that time can be counted for the eligible listener’s log.
What about Audiobooks?
Audiobooks are allowed as assistive reading devices only. For example, readers who listen to an audiobook while reading along in a print book may log this time. Audiobook listening without reading along is not allowed as log time, but is still encouraged; it’s a great way for families to enjoy books together!