Summer Reading at the Pueblo Library

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There’s 9 more days to complete your Summer Reading sheets for the Pueblo Library! There are reading goals for every age group! Pre-Readers, Kids, Teens and Adults.  You can pick up the game boards at the library, or download and print yourselves from the appropriate link!

The prizes range from free passes to local children’s activities to gift cards (for the adults) to Books Again Book Store!

From the Pueblo Library Website:

We have games for readers of all ages:
-Pre-Readers (ages 0-4) get to pop 10 bubbles to get a prize!
-Readers (ages 5-12) may chose their own goal! They can count books, hours, or days – whichever they prefer to do! Every time they count 5, they get a prize! If they finish 25, they will have all of the prizes AND be eligible to earn badges. Registering for the game and earning badges helps them win fun extra prizes like City Park Ride passes and State Fair tickets.
-Teens (ages 13-19) may chose their own goal. By reading one book, two days, or three hours they can earn awesome prizes and get into grand prize drawings for amazing local gift cards! Teens can also be entered into those drawings for doing special things too, like cooking for their family and volunteering somewhere.
-Adults (ages 18 and up) can read 5 books at a time and be entered into a grand prize drawing.

 

According to Children’s Publisher, Scholastic:  Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level, or previous achievement, children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the  summer.  Teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material students have forgotten over
the summer.

If your household has already completed the summer reading program, have you checked out the Infozone at Rawlings yet? Their current exhibit is “The Science of Mystery II” Traveling Crime Lab! More info:

“The Science of Mystery II” Traveling Crime Lab Exhibition -Through August 27

Everyone loves a mystery. Although some people might think that they don’t like science, it would be difficult to find someone who doesn’t like to investigate, explore, and conduct experiments. “The Science of Mystery II” combines mystery and investigation in an exciting, engaging, and educational experience. “The Science of Mystery II” reinforces the investigative skills of: observing, comparing, relating, sorting, classifying, analyzing and evaluating evidence, making inferences, distinguishing evidence from inference, problem solving, drawing conclusions, communicating, describing, working in teams, logical thinking, organizing data, debating, drawing, and mapping. “The Science of Mystery II” will guide visitors to develop critical thinking skills and directly experience both real-life applications of science and the joys of scientific exploration.

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