Summertime is the perfect time to unwind with a good book! Especially for children, reading or being read to during the summer months is a great way to keep language skills sharp while out of school and prevent the dreaded "Summer Slide. Coming this week, The Berkeley Heights YMCA will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair featuring a large assortment of books for children ages preschool through eighth grade.

WHEN Tuesday July 24th, Wednesday July 25th, Thursday July 26th

TIME 12:00PM - 4:00PM

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WHERE Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights

COST  Free and open to the public

Don't need books for your own kids?  Consider donating a book or two to our Berkeley Heights YMCA Preschool or Kindergarten classes though Scholastic Online. Simply visit the link and select a book from our teachers' the wish lists! 

Tips for encouraging children to read:

- Find books of special interest to them or take them to a library/bookstore and have them choose their own books.

- Provide special incentives for completing a book or even a chapter.

- Designate a special time during the day for family reading time where everyone reads together.

For questions about the book fair: Francesca Garrard at 908 464-8373 x 2020 or francesca.garrard@thesay.org