This summer Durham County Library is celebrating families of readers each week during Summer Reading. This week’s readers are Fernanda, Isai, Elizabeth, Kimberly, and Leonardo. They have been participating regularly in the Read to Me reading program at the MakerLab on Mondays and Wednesdays all summer long.
Fernanda is 7 years old and going into 2nd grade. When she isn’t reading, she loves to help her mom cook. She couldn’t decide on a favorite book. She loves reading all kinds of books, but she especially likes ones with interesting illustrations that she can try to copy.
Isai and Elizabeth are siblings and are 7 and 5 years old. They have come to the MakerLab to read every Monday and Wednesday this summer. Their mom even took them out of summer camp at lunch time on Wednesdays to come read and then would drop them back off at camp after reading. Isai loves non-fiction books about animals and natural disasters, and Elizabeth loves any books about butterflies, princesses, or pets.
Kimberly and Leonardo are going into 9th and 3rd grade. They have been going to North Regional and to the MakerLab every week, where Kimberly has been tutoring and reading to younger kids. During the school year, Leonardo was going to tutoring at North, which he really, really loves, and he has been reading with teen volunteers at the MakerLab this summer. He especially likes the Captain Underpants books and is working on finishing that series. Kimberly loves helping other kids learn to read. She especially likes the Platypus Police Squad and Guinea Dog series when she is reading on her own.
Summer Reading at Durham County Library is free and open to people of all ages. This year’s theme is Build a Better World. Reading stretches the imagination, deepens our capacity to empathize with others, and helps students retain academic gains over the summer months.
Durham County Library encourages reading every day. Babies love books, too! It’s never too early to start reading together. Summer Reading has come to a close, but Durham County Library offers literacy programs all year long, so be sure to stop by your library to learn more.