Kids Read

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...

Summer Reading Program: FREE entertainment!

Tulsa City-County Library's Summer Reading Program begins on May 29! There's a program for every person in your family - babies, children, teens, and adults - to earn great prizes just for reading.

But there's another side of summer reading in Tulsa that is especially great for families looking for summer fun: hundreds of FREE entertainment programs at every one of our 24 library locations throughout the summer!

Do your kids like magicians? We've got 'em!

What about juggling? They will see how to juggle...whatever!

Reading is a Dialogue!

When is reading...MORE than reading? When it's a conversation!

Reading and literacy research supports reading books aloud to children as more than just reading the words on a page. Instead, when parents and educators use reading aloud as an entry point into talking with kids about ideas, experiences, and emotions, literacy development increases...and it can be great fun, to boot!

(You haven't lived until you've listened to a 3-year-old tell you about what you might be able to find in outer space - or an 8-year-old explain his philosophy about animals dreaming.)

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