April 19, 2016
EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS wrote -
Did you know that half of the achievement gap between kids in Evanston can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities? Reading 20 minutes a day helps kids stay on track in all academic areas.
This summer, Evanston Public Library Friends, the Evanston Public Library and Evanston Cradle to Career are working together to build a strong community of readers.
READ FOR THE WIN! 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY - HOW YOU CAN HELP
$10 – ONE READER AT A TIME - sponsor one participant in Read for the Win! providing individual attention, activities, prizes and a free book.
$50 –Storytime @ the Main – Activities for babies and their caregiver helps build early literacy readiness. Help underwrite one of these sessions for our youngest readers.
$100- Sponsor MakerKids for K-5 – Incorporating activities along with reading helps build interest and curiosity about a range of subjects, which is particularly effective with reluctant readers and kids reading below grade level.
$125- Sponsor Teen Programs – Teens who do not read at grade level are more likely to drop out of high school. Underwrite programs that engage this hard to reach population like Tinker Teens, “Outside the Lines” Book Club for Teens, Teen DIY.
$150 – EVERYBODY READS Special Book Collections- Evanston Parks & Recreation Camps will offer a unique collection of books that kids can enjoy all summer long. These engaging, specially curated books will feature characters and life experiences that reflect all of Evanston. Daily reading will be integrated into the camp experience.
$200 – Sponsor MakerKids in the Park – The show goes on the road to Mason Park, Fleetwood- Jourdain and James Park bringing activities to the community.
“More than any other public institution, including the schools, the public library contributed to the intellectual growth of children during the summer.”
This summer, people of all ages and in all neighborhoods, can be part of the Read for the Win. Participants can make a dragon egg, join a book club, meet a famous author, come to story time in their jammies. The Library has increased the programing with a goal of having X people enjoy a broad range of programs and events that are part of Read for the Win!
The Evanston Public Library Book Bike will visit x parks, beaches, farmer’s markets, and community sites. Last summer the Book Bike got X circulated x books, X library cards and was out and about X hours. MakerKids is a series of do-it-yourself activities for kids of all ages schedule to appear in parks furthest away from the main Library and branches.
MORE BOOKS - EVERYBODY READS
We’re delivering new lending books to Evanston Parks & Recreation Camps. These specially selected books feature characters reflective of the Evanston's diverse community. Library staff will work with counselors on techniques and tips, including 20 minutes of reading a day, to build good reading skills.