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Nederland Community Library Foundation

Support for the Nederland Library ensures that people of all ages and backgrounds can use the library resources year round and that the library can continue to provide enrichment programs and activities for all ages.

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Children's Summer Reading Program




Children ages 5 to 21
Female Children (5 - 14 years)
Male Children (5 - 14 years)


The program has 2 separate components
1-Reading Rewards Program This program provides incentives (prizes) to encourage reading during the Summer Break. Kid's set a reading goal (usually in hours spent reading over the summer), and when they get to their half way and final points they get a reward.
2- Summer Reading Programming Kids come to the library once a week for 6 weeks and participate in educational, hands-on programming


Evidence of Program's Success

Summer Program Attendance:
2011 - 137 children
2012 - 118 "
2013 - 121 "
2014 - 182 "
2015 - 159 "
2016 - 110

Local Newspaper - Mt. Ear July 31, 2014 page 20
"Summer Reading Program coordinator Geneva Mixon mixed some magic ingredients and created frothing foam to the delight of the students. The program ended last Tuesday after six weeks of fun activities."
"The program is free. No registration is required and volunteers work hard to engage the children in fun activities. The Summer Reading Program should be at the top of parents' list of things to do next summer."

My son has participated in the summer reading program for teens. He loves it. It really encourages him to keep reading over the summer break and he loves keeping track of the books he has finished and also writing reviews for the library for other kids to see. It is a great program! KL

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