Summer is coming to an end. There is only about a week left for everyone to pack up all those fun or boring summer memories and get ready for a new school year. School supplies, check. MAZE day, check. Class schedules or placement lists, check. Get up early, almost. Visit your local library, not yet.
Visit your library today or tomorrow! There are many reasons you must visit your library before school starts.
Reason #1– If you have read enough hours for the Summer Reading Game but haven’t claimed all your prizes, there is still time! You have up to the day before school starts to turn in your gameboard for prizes.
Reason #2–Go chat with a children’s librarian and find out what is available for you in the coming year. Just tell them what grade you are in, they pretty much know some “standard” projects you will be given in the coming year, and tell you how you can make the best of your library resources. Do you know that the library has online databases that could be great help with your projects? Do you know there is a free online home work help that is available everyday until 10 pm?
Reason #3–Find out what special programs your local library will be offering and don’t forget to register early. Some programs have limited spaces. Did you know that the Centerville Library offers one-on-one reading assistance throughout the school year? Did you know that there are kids book clubs at most Fremont libraries? Did you know that the Fremont Main Library offers computer/Internet classes for kids? Irvington Library may start the Chess Club again? There are much more to choose from, and we are always planning new ones. You can find program information at the library, or check them out on our online Event Calendar.
Reason #4–Volunteering opportunities for high school students. Service Learning is required to graduate high school and rules are getting stricter this year. Have you ever considered doing your service at your public library? General volunteers are needed at all Fremont libraries, but Centerville Library is currently recruiting teen volunteers for their 2008-2009 reading programs. If you like working with children and have a grade of B or above in English, you should seriously consider this opportunity.
Reason #5–Find out if there is anything different at your library after the summer. You can tell us what your detective eyes have found by entering it in the comment box.
So, what are you waiting for? Go visit your library!