MORRISTOWN, NJ - To help maintain reading skills over the summer, libraries across the county are implementing a summer reading program focusing on science.

The slogan, “A Universe of Stories,” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. Summer reading encourages children to read books, win prizes, and provides many benefits for children. Children develop a positive attitude towards reading, books in general, and the library. 

“Our summer reading program is one of the biggest programs we do here at the Morristown & Morris Township Library", said Chad Leinaweaver, Director of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.  "Through the generosity of our Friends of the Library, we purchase many books for students to use in book clubs we run throughout the summer to help diminish that ‘summer slide’ we hear so much about". 

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The teen and kid summer reading programs begin today, July 8. The Kid Summer Book Club is open to students in 3rd and 4th grade. Students read a new book each week and then come and share thoughts, opinions and insights with their peers. Registration is required and date will be assigned. The book club meets at 2pm in the library. 

The Teen Summer Book Club is open to teens in 7th - 12th grade. Grades 7-9 mmet either Tuesday at 7pm or Thursdays at 4pm. Grades 10-12 meet on Mondays at 7pm. Sign up online click HERE

"We have a lot of fun with the program offering prizes and games and I think we are certainly hosting kids of (former) kids in our book clubs too", said Leinaweaver.  "In addition, we visit the MSD summer school, the area pools, and Township and Town park recreation programs with our Bookmobile to get even more books out in the hands of our area students.  So if you cannot make it in to the Library, then please come and see our Bookmobile!“

To register by phone, call 973-538-6161.

 

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