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Celebrate This Week’s Featured Reader, Naomi!

Naomi in front of Southwest's Reading Rocks! banner

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 Naomi, who is seven and a half years old and a rising second grader. Naomi enjoys visiting Southwest Regional Library because of all the wonderful books and fun programs in the children’s area!

Naomi’s favorite things about the library are the books and attending the fun craft programs. Naomi recommends the Owl Diaries series by Rebecca Elliott, because it’s a series of beginner chapter books, which are easy to read and still have pictures. When Naomi is at the library, she likes doing the scavenger hunts. She also likes to learn about science and math. Naomi hopes to learn more about division and multiplication this summer.

Summer Reading at Durham County Library is free and open to people of all ages. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! Naomi says, “Libraries rock because they have so many fun books and awesome programs for kids, like science and STEAM programs at Southwest Regional!” 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 Southwest Regional Library like Naomi has, be sure to check it out! They offer many programs for all ages, like a monthly scavenger hunt, weekly Storytimes, and some fun programs coming in August, like Rock Your Rock @ the Library! and Wonderful World of Waffles.

See you at the library!

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