Every summer, as part of Durham County Library’s Summer Reading Program, we celebrate a reader from each of Durham County Library’s locations. This week we’re featuring Katelyn, who is seven and a half years old. Katelyn enjoys visiting North Regional Library, where she likes playing in the kids’ area and listening to stories read to her by her mom.
Katelyn’s favorite thing about the library is storytimes and concerts. The books are great, too! Katelyn recommends the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne because she enjoys the magic, adventures, and surprises in the stories, and she also likes that you can learn from them. She especially liked reading the Magic Tree House book about dinosaurs!
In addition to participating in Summer Reading, Katelyn is attending a sports camp this summer and learning about tennis, golf, and swimming. Last year, she tried these sports for the first time, and now she’s learning how to play even better!
Summer Reading at Durham County Library is free and open to people of all ages. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! Katelyn says, “Libraries rock because they have really cool books and activities like read-alongs.” We also know that 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. If you haven’t been to North Regional Library, like Katelyn has, be sure to check it out. They have lots to offer, including two special Summer Reading programs before the season ends on August 11. First is a Moana sing-along, which is sure to be a delight for kids of all ages! Second is a mixed-age music-themed STEAM program, hosted by Mad Science. See you at the library!