Summer has arrived! One way to keep kids interested in reading during these lazy, hot days is to get them signed up for a summer reading program at the local library.
Around here, the programs are usually free. They also feature interesting speakers, fun activities and small prizes ( book marks, coloring pages, ect.).
If you are a writer, summer reading programs may provide you with a way to get kids excited about writing. When I present at these programs, I bring books to sales. One dollar fom each book sold goes back to the library.
I usually set up my appearances by emailing local libraries. Larger libraries usually have someone in charge of Youth Sevices. If you like working with kids, I encourage you to try it!