Perth Union Library celebrates successful 2018 Summer Literacy Program

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Posted on: August 27, 2018


The Perth Union Library’s Summer Literacy Program is fully funded for 2018. Each year, the program helps over 100 children in the area. This program is funded entirely by grants and donations, so the library extends a thank you to all who supported this initiative. We truly could not serve these children without the support of our community. 

The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity at the library! Children have been receiving 1-on-1 support from Literacy Tutors, playing games focused on practicing essential literacy skills, and discovering new books to love while sharing old favourites with their tutors. 

Most importantly, the children who participate in the program have been having fun while tackling reading challenges with their tutors. Data collected from previous years tells us that these positive experiences boost their confidence as they grow as readers. 

Want to grow a reader?

It takes an average of 7.4 minutes to read a children’s picture book; sit down with your kids to read at least once every day. Maybe it’s a snuggly story before bedtime, or an exciting adventure after lunch – find what works for you & most of all, have fun!

The library has lots of programs that make reading fun for the whole family! Look out for Storytime, Owls Tutoring, Reading Buddies, Heure du Conte (Storytime en français) in the Fall. Details will be posted on the library’s website and on social media @PerthLibrary.