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  • 1. +Summer Reading ParentNightHosted by Kirby’s Mill and BCLS
  • 2. +WelcomeThank you for joining ustonight!We hope that you leave informed,excited and prepared to helpyour child read more this summer.
  • 3. +The Research What do researchers have to say about the importance ofsummer reading? “… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain iswhether or not a child reads during the summer. And thebest predictor of whether a child reads is whether or not heor she has access to books.” Allington, Richard L. and McGill-Franzen, Anne.“Bridging theSummer Reading Gap,” Scholastic Instructor (2003,May/June).
  • 4. +The Research What do researchers have to say about the importance ofsummer reading? “Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level, or previousachievement, children who read four or more books overthe summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests inthe fall than their peers who read one or no books over thesummer.” Kim, Jimmy.“Summer Reading and the Ethnic AchievementGap,” The Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk(2004).
  • 5. +The Research What do researchers have to say about the importance ofsummer reading? “In a three-year study, researchers at the University of Tennessee,Knoxville, found that simply giving children access to books atspring Fairs – and allowing them to choose books that mostinterested them – had a significant effect, equivalent to three yearsof summer school, on the summer reading gap.” Allington, Richard L. and McGill-Franzen, Anne. (2003). Addressingsummer reading setback among economically disadvantagedelementary students. Reading Psychology, 31(5), 411-427 as cited byParker-Pope,Tara. (2010, August 2).“Summer Must-Read for Kids?Any book.” The NewYork Times.
  • 6. +What Parents Can Do Scholastic Website Reading App Remind 101 text alerts Pinelands Branch Library
  • 7. +Scholastic Website Games Book Lists Author Movies Book Trailershttp://www.scholastic.com/summerGo to the Kids Log InYou will use the username andpassword provided to you. You maychange it when you log in for thefirst time.
  • 8. +Reading Apps An interactive reading stopwatch fortiming reading minutes Personal profile which features thetotal minutes a child has read for theday, week, and throughout the year Articles and daily tips for parents,which offer ideas to support growingreaders Book lists for ages 3-12, featuringrecommended titles for every kind ofreader
  • 9. +Remind 101Kirby‘s Mill Alerts Chairville Alerts
  • 10. +Burlington County Library –Pinelands Branch Library Card – Unlocks many doors! Website Free e-books Summer Reading Program/ Prizes Reading Events Remind 101
  • 11. +Library Card – Unlocks manydoors! Signing up for a library card allows you access to a range offree services: Books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines, and More! Borrow from ourcollection of 850,000+ titles. Learning & Research.We have many online databases and learningtools just for kids! E-books to Download. Borrow and download e-books and e-audiobooks to your computer, smartphone, e-reader, or tablet. Public Computers and Wi-Fi Access. Use our computers for internetaccess and a variety of Microsoft applications. Or use our free wirelessservice. Museum Passes. Family passes are available for you to enjoy education,cultural enrichment, and fun at many of our local museums. Programs & Events. Attend any of our programs for free.
  • 12. +BCL Website and App Use our website and/or app to request and renew items,manage your account, keep a reading list, sign up forprograms, and more! Website: www.bcls.lib.nj.us App: BCLS MobileBCLS Mobile - poweredby Boopsie
  • 13. +Free e-books Borrow and download e-books and audiobooks to yourcomputer, smartphone or e-reader. Large collection of titles available for kids & teens www.ebooks.bcls.lib.nj.us Download using theOverdrive MediaConsole App
  • 14. +Overdrive Media App Access e-books by using the Overdrive Media Console AppSearchBrowse
  • 15. +Book Club in a Bag http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/borrow-a-book-club Junior Classics,Tween, & Teen titles 10 books, study guide, clipboardOnline RequestForm
  • 16. +Summer Reading Program/ Prizes This summer’s theme ,“DIG INTO READING”, is all about thewonders under our feet – sandy shores, root vegetables,buried treasure, evidence of ancient civilizations, burrowinganimals, fossils, and more! June 24th– August 16th Sign up to receive a summerreading packet, which includesa reading log. Read whatever you like – the choice is yours! Earn prizes for every 4 hours of reading. Prizes include: toys, books, Rita’s water ice coupons, or achance to enter the weekly gift card drawing.
  • 17. +Special Events Fun programs at the Pinelands Library this summer: Live Animal Show (NJ Academy of Aquatic Sciences) Dino & Archeologist themed comedy/magic show Mad Science (Earthworks & Super Structures) Piccirillo Sciencetellers Abrakadoodle Art Knitting Club Lego Club Book Club Summer Reading Carnival at Freedom Park. Open to all ofthe Summer Reading Program participants.
  • 18. +Book Lists Grade Level Choice – Lists created by the BCLS Scholastic - grouped by age Based on our Summer Reading Theme
  • 19. +Remind 101 Sign up for Miss Danielle’s reminders with text or e-mail
  • 20. +Questions? aking@medford.k12.nj.us – Amy King dhaubric@BCLS.lib.nj.us – Danielle Haubrich

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