“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” this summer at library

Youth Services Librarian Maria Simon promotes summer reading program at Crim Elementary.

Submitted by WOOD COUNTY DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Maria Simon, Head of Youth Services at the Wood County District Public Library dressed up as “Speed Reader” and visited elementary schools to “rev up” excitement about summer reading at the library.

Nicholas Fecht and Natalie Deering model racing suits that will be available for dress up at the Wood County Library in Bowling Green as part of its summer reading activities.

Nicholas Fecht and Natalie Deering model racing suits that will be available for dress up at the Wood County Library in Bowling Green as part of its summer reading activities.

Youth are encouraged to “Jump into Reading” this summer with the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place! Registration for the Youth Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”  begins Friday, May 27. There will be a Bounce House in the Library Atrium on Friday, May 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. for youth registrants.

Registration will continue throughout the summer. Youth participants will receive a free one-day pool pass to the BG City Pool upon registration. Participants can register and log their reading minutes in the Children’s Place “Reading Arena,” or online at wcdpl.readsquared.com. A full calendar of events and programs through August is available online at www.wcdpl.org/CPCalendar.

The Children’s Place is continuing a weekly reading buddy program, “Reading Champions,” as well as a weekly hands-on STEM program “STEM Training with Team Lubrizol.” Reading Champions will offer students ages five and up an opportunity to practice reading aloud with a reading “coach” each Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon. “STEM Training with Team Lubrizol” will offer students ages five and up a variety of experiments and hands-on physics demonstrations with chemists from Lubrizol and Children’s Place staff each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.

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