Early literacy challenge

Did you know 34 percent of children entering kindergarten lack the basic language skills needed to learn how to read?girlreadingwmom_180949925

Join the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) in the quest to build early literacy skills by participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

How does the challenge work? It’s simple…read!

First, pick up the ‘reading log’ worksheet at any JMRL location or download it online at www.jmrl.org, then color a square on the log for every book you read.

After reading 50 books, bring the worksheet into the library to receive a folder to hold your program materials. After 100 books, participants will receive a tote bag and a sticker for the worksheet.

When you finally reach 1000 books, take home a free book and a certificate of achievement!

If participants get an extra sticker for doing the early literacy activity on each worksheet, they will also receive an extra prize after finishing the program.

For more information, visit the JMRL website at http://www.jmrl.org.

Summer 2019 programs announced!

Wish you had a list of all the amazing events happening this summer at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL)?Beyond the Books Summer 2019 front cover

Your wish has been granted!

Beyond the Books – Summer 2019 edition is now available at your local library branch and on the JMRL website!

The guide serves as a great resource for patrons of all ages to check out what’s happening at the library from June until August.

  • Some activities you will find include,
  • Developing early literacy skills with young children,
  • Book clubs,
  • Bilingual storytimes,
  • Food tastings,
  • Movies,
  • Technology tutorials,
  • Painting workshops,
  • Game nights,
  • Origami making,
  • Yoga,

And so much more.

Some of the activities require registration, so don’t delay in checking out what’s available.

Summer programming is funded by the JMRL Friends of the Library.

For more information about upcoming events at JMRL, visit www.jmrl.org.

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Get in quick and grab your first summer challenge sheet because the JMRL Summer Challenge is back!

This reading program is suited for all ages and there are some great prizes to be won.

Prizes include:

  • Adult – free book (one for each challenge sheet)
  • Teen – zipper backpack (1st sheet), free book (2nd & 3rd sheet)
  • Children – backpack (1st sheet), free book (2nd & 3rd sheet)

As long as you complete any five challenges on each sheet and bring it back to any JMRL location, you will receive a prize and a grand prize entry for each sheet you return!

The turn in dates include any time after:

  • June 1 (sheet 1)
  • July 1 (sheet 2)
  • August 1 (sheet 3)

But you don’t have to do it alone! You can complete challenges with family members or friends.

Grand prize drawings will be held after the program ends on August 31. Winners of the items listed below will be drawn at each JMRL location for children, teens, and adults.

  • Children: Gift card to Barnes and Noble or another local bookstore (check with your local branch)
  • Teen: Amazon gift card
  • Adult: Amazon Kindle

Want to complete more than five challenges on your sheet? No problem! Earn an extra grand prize entry for each additional five challenges you complete on each month’s sheet.

For more information about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, visit jmrl.org/summer