Winter Read-Aloud Program

@Henrietta Hankin Branch

According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, “the single most important activity for build­ing the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to chil­dren.” Here are just a few of the many bene­fits associated with reading aloud to your child:

-reading aloud instills a positive atti­tude toward reading and books.-reading aloud exposes children to complex language which expands vocabulary and understanding of grammar.
-reading aloud encourages good listen­ing skills and a longer attention span.
-reading aloud enhances reading fluency and comprehension.-reading aloud inspires thinking and imagination.

During the month of February, families at the Henrietta Hankin Branch can once again participate in the Winter Read-Aloud Program. Read aloud to your child (birth through 6th grade) to earn a free book and raffle ticket for the grand prize. Stop by the Youth Services desk at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library after January 19th to pick up your goodie bag and get started!

So, get cozy with your kids this winter and have fun reading aloud!