Kids Read

How to Help Kids Fall in Love with Reading: A Manifesto

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City-County Library

"My kid knows HOW to read; she just doesn't do it, no matter what we do."

"My students don't see the value of reading books!"

"All my son wants to do is play video games. Reading for pleasure? We have a hard enough time getting him to come to the dinner table!"

Thanks, Mo Willems!

By Kena Hardin, Children's Library Associate, Central Library

I learned a lot about early literacy skills when I was in school and preparing for my new position. However, there is something special about witnessing the effects of these early literacy skills in action.

On the Road Again! Great Audiobooks for the Entire Family

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

Do you have a road trip planned this summer? Do you tend to enjoy music while driving and let the children play handheld games or watch movies (with headphones, of course) to keep them from bickering or whining? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, I'd like to suggest an alternative: audiobooks! 

THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS HERE!

Huzzah, huzzah, summer reading is finally here! The Tulsa City-County Library wants babies and children to LOVE reading and learning. That's why, for the fourth decade we are offering a Summer Reading Program for children from infants through 5th grade. (There are also programs for everyone else: tweens, teens, and adults!)

Learn more at www.TulsaLibrary.org/summer - or visit one of our 24 library locations around the city and county to sign up and start your reading adventure!

Summer Reading Program: What Kids Can Earn

Starting on May 29, babies and children can register for the Summer Reading Program at any of the 24 locations of the Tulsa City-County Library! (Teens and adults are invited to join their own programs, too!)

The program is simple...

This summer, between May 29 and August 4, when babies or children read (or, in the case of babies and young children, have read TO them)

8 books...

AND

Visit the library 4 times...

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