This summer, we encourage readers of all ages to dig below the surface and discover everything from the science of everyday things, to the envisioning of the future, discovering other cultures, peering into nature and the environment, delving into the unknown and exploring a treasury of knowledge.
In partnership with iREAD Summer Reading, library programs will include activities, crafts, reading lists, incentives, and much more for children, teens, and adults.
The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. The mission at DoD-MWR libraries is to provide the resources and experiences to bridge this summer gap, while inspiring literacy and life-long learning.
Due to the COVID-19 environment, Dig Deeper will be offered virtually at 26 installation libraries across the USMC with the opportunity to earn incentives for reaching increasing levels of reading minutes. Please check with your installation library for their virtual programming schedule, projects, crafts and events. Please register through your installation library’s Beanstack site to record your reading minutes.
MCB Quantico and MCB South Carolina will be offering the DoD Virtual Summer Reading Program, through 31 August. This program offers an entry into weekly drawings for recording reading minutes. Sign up at www.DoDVirtualSRP.org.
Quantico and South Carolina patrons should look for an announcement for a Reading Program at your installation libraries to read towards the Dig Deeper incentives later in the year.
MCCS Libraries are working hard to adapt to a summer of 'social distancing' and to continue to present a summer reading program for all ages. iREAD is pleased to make available this free, abridged version of the 2020 Resource Guide for families to use while we are all stuck at home.
For more information, please contact your installation library or email MCCS Libraries at firstname.lastname@example.org
The benefits of summer reading are clear.
Source: Dominican University IMLS-funded research: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap
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