I hope you are enjoying your summer with your family and that you are keeping reading a top priority. The Scholastic
Summer Reading Challenge is underway, and our school is doing well so far! This is a friendly reminder to keep
encouraging your child to read and log his or her minutes at www.scholastic.com/summer. If our school logs the most
minutes of any participating school, we’ll win a visit from a bestselling children’s book author!
Here are a few ideas to help you and your child keep the reading momentum going all summer:
POWER UP….RIVERBEND MEDIA CENTER OPEN WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS FROM 10:00- 12:00
Students who just completed grades Kindergarten through 4th grade can come to Riverbend throughout the summer to check out books, read with their parents, and log their summer reading minutes. The Media Center will be open from 10:00-12:00 each Tuesday starting June 23rd through July 28th. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Prize will be given to students who log the most minutes and visit the library during the summer.
POWER UP… AND READ BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH.
A recent study shows 91% of kids ages 6-17 say that their favorite books are the ones they pick out themselves.
Go for funny reads! Kids of all ages 6-17 say they want “books that make me laugh.” (70%)*
Try titles like Dr. Seuss (3-5 yrs), Junie B. Jones (6-7 yrs), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (8-10), and Sisters (11-13).
POWER UP… AND READ TOGETHER.
Research shows 40% of kids ages 6-11 who are no longer read aloud to say they wish their parents had
continued. In addition, more than 80% of kids ages 6-17 say they loved or liked a lot being read aloud to.*
Set a goal and see how many books you can read together in one summer. Be a role model! Read aloud the
sports section in your backyard during a lazy Sunday or a comic book together while in line at the grocery store.
POWER UP… A READING PARTY.
71% of kids say, “I’m more likely to finish a book I choose myself.”* Take their favorite book one step further and
create a themed reading party.
Happy Summer Reading!