Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

6/14/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #15613
Subject :

Fullerton Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program
Contact :Fullerton Public Library    (714) 738-6333
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Fullerton, CA - Fullerton Public Library is gearing up to show the public that Reading Is So Delicious! – a tie-in to the 2013 statewide summer reading program theme. Libraries across the state will be providing books, reading goals and incentives, and an enriching summer of food-based programs, crafts, and activities to enhance their reading.

 "We are committed to providing books and services for our entire community. Our summer reading programs have had success in the past," said Maureen Gebelein, Library Director, “and we hope everyone will find something delicious at the library. Whether it's singing with your toddler, learning with your school-age child, or just reading for fun, we want the public to know just how delectable our library is.”

Toddlers and school-age children will read for prizes with special events and activities suited to their age group and interests. Teens and adults activities include a Downton Abbey screening and tea, as well as a lesson on brewing your own beer - that one is for adults-only.

Public library summer reading programs encourage and enable children, teens and adults to read during the summer. A vast body of research shows that students who lack access to summer learning opportunities risk suffering “summer learning loss” – a loss in academic skills and knowledge during the summer that sets them back academically and contributes to increased student drop-out rates. However, research also shows that reading just five books during the summer, and reading self-selected books, can help prevent summer learning loss in children and teens.

The Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by the Fullerton Friends of the Library. For more information, please contact the Fullerton Library at (714) 738-6333 or by going online to http://fullertonlibrary.org/.


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