Monday, June 1, 2015

Just Life| Yeah, Summer is here !

When I was a kid, I loved summer vacation. I loved sleeping in. I loved visiting my cousin who lived next to the Caspian sea. Best of all, I had plenty of time for reading my beloved books instead of being forced to read boring text books.

My uncle had a set of encyclopedia in his library that I spent hours reading whenever we visited them. My cousin Safa, had this set of French comic books called Adventures of Asterix. We spent hours reading and rereading those comics. 

Beside The Adventures of Tin Tin, these were my favorite comics.

Alas, during the long summer months, kids lose some of their academic skills.

The Summer reading program at your local library is an effective way of combating this problem.

At your Stockton & San Joaquin County Public Libraries, for the month of June and July, kids, teens, and even adults are invited to participate in the summer reading challenge.

The aim of the summer reading challenge is to help kids and teens have easier transitions in upcoming school year. 

Children are challenged to read 10 books over the summer. They would get a book bag and a book mark for just signing up for the summer reading challenge. After reading 10 books, kids would receive:

  • A free book
  • A Stockton Ports baseball ticket 
  • A chance to win a Kindle

For teens and adults, they only need to read three books and they need to write a short review about the book. Then they would receive:

  • A free book
  • A Stockton Ports baseball ticket 
  • A chance to win a Kindle
Stockton & San Joaquin County Public Libraries also have numerous entertaining and educational free summer programs for everyone to enjoy.

Serpentarium visited the Troke Library

I encourage adults to participate in this Summer reading challenge. You are role models for your children and everyone knows that kids imitate their parents.

Here are a few examples of our fun summer programs at Margaret Troke Library in Stockton:
Serpentarium visited the Troke Library

Summer Reading Kickoff Party:
Thursday, June 4th, 6:00pm . Clowns are coming to the library to make fancy balloons for children of all ages. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jungle James Animal Adventures:
Thursday, Jun. 11, 6:00pm. Upclose look at exotic animals from all around the world

Piccolo Puppet Show:
Thursday, Jun. 25, 6:00pm

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha