I encourage my children and readers of MommyWifeLife with small children to read. It is the foundation of learning and offers several longterm benefits. I began reading to my little ones while pregnant with them. I would sit in a rocking chair and pick a different book to read each night. Some of my girls’ favorite books while in my belly were Dr. Seuss books. No, really! It would create such a calm and peaceful time of bonding that only a mom can understand. My toddlers have continued to show a love for books and their love of reading will be rewarded by the Columbus Metropolitan Library. If you have the privilege of living in or near Columbus, Ohio, then you have the same opportunity!
I admit. I do not read books as often as I should. I come up with every excuse imaginable as to why I have not made time to become an avid reader. “Reading makes me tired” and “I am a busy mom, I don’t have time” are only a couple of my usual excuses. We have all been there, right? Well, The Columbus Metropolitan Library Summer Reading Club is here and this is a great time for us all to MAKE time to read!
Now until August 1 you can be a part of the excitement that is taking over libraries around the city. The Library is encouraging the community to do something worthwhile this summer by simply opening a book. So, get ready and make a list of classic books, diverse books, and newly authored books to help you get on your way to soaring through the Summer Reading Club.
Who Can Sign Up?
There is no age minimum or limit, so infants from age 0 all the way to adults age 100 years plus are more than welcome to join the summer reading club.
Why Sign Up?
Discover New Interests
Joining the club is a great way to encourage your children to fall in love with reading. You can help them discover books about whatever they are most interested in. The Library has books on any and every topic imaginable!
Reap the Benefits of Reading
There are several benefits to reading, such as increased vocabulary, improved memory, reduced stress level, and entertainment. All this from reading a book!? Please, count me in!
Win Cool Prizes
You and your child can read FREE books AND get rewarded for it! Sounds like a pretty awesome club to be in. Since the club is open to people of all ages, there are also cool prizes for all ages.
How To Sign Up
Signing up for the club is easy to do. My girls and I visited our local Columbus Metropolitan Library and were signed up within two minutes. All you need is a library card! Sign up is available online and in your local library. The Columbus Metropolitan Library has over 23 locations plus 14 partner libraries throughout Columbus so finding a location near you will not be a challenge. Click here to find your nearest library LOCATIONS.
Have questions about the club? Get all the details by visiting the Summer Reading Club website.
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