Kids keep reading
The BOB Squad Eco-warrior Summer Reading Programme is here!
Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries are running their summer reading programme with an eco theme this year.
Created for school-aged children, BOB Squad Eco-warrior is a series of missions, jokes, and other fun activities for children to complete over this summer, with a reading log for children to keep track of all the books they read.
“Te Puke Library will be creating inspiring book displays and book lists to show some of the great reading material we have in our library,” says children’s librarian Deborah Hart.
“Research shows that reading levels in children can drop over the summer break, and can negatively affect children’s transition back to school the following year.
“This ‘summer slide’ can even have long-lasting effects on children’s educational outcomes.
“Summer reading programmes are an excellent way to combat this slide, and to encourage children to keep reading and feeling motivated to explore and learn.”
Once signed up, children will receive a BOB Squad booklet of missions, and can go into Te Puke Library throughout the summer to show their completed missions, and to get them stamped.
Children who complete at least one mission, will be invited to the BOB Squad Finale Party at the end of January where the Travelling Tuataras will be performing, and prizes given out.
Registrations open tomorrow.
Te Puke children’s librarian Deborah Hart (with binoculars) and Te Puke Library customer services representative Teri Heathcote getting ready for the library’s holiday reading programme with help from Te Puke Primary School pupils Baljot Singh, left, and Lincoln Hopkins.