Happy Summer! As summer starts, my children and I are looking forward to an incredible adventure. This adventure is courtesy of some great reads at our local library. The New York State Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story” is underway. Truly a fantastic theme, both the Erie County library system and the Nioga County Library System, which encompasses Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee Counties, are all offering a myriad of special events this summer. This is in addition to their fine collection of books, blockbuster DVD’s, periodicals, lectures, and story hours that are offered. Each of these sites will give you a further breakdown of what is happening at individual locations, within the system
But what do you look for when you are there? I do believe it is important to allow a young person to get out books of their personal persuasion (of course within reason) – But what about the reluctant reader? Fortunately there are some great on line sites that suggest some pretty wonderful reads for young people. The “Huffington Post” article, “32 Enthralling Summer Reading Books for Kids of All Ages,” has some wonderful and unique finds for the most hesitant or uncertain young person. The website about.com lists their top books for young people for this summer in an article titled “2015 Reading Lists for Kids and Teens“. From individual picks to great series oriented books, there are some wonderful choices for young people here, too.
Summer is fleeting, but just the right time to embark on an adventure. The sky is the limit when it comes to literary ones…..