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Local libraries offer Summer Reading Club

The Los Altos main and Woodland libraries have scheduled “One World, Many Stories,” their annual Summer Reading Club.

According to organizers, the program offers the following benefits.

•Â Summer reading helps children gain knowledge and skills during vacation, instead of losing them. Last summer, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Read, Let’s Move Challenge” stated that reading five books during the summer can prevent learning loss and help children sharpen their skills while preparing them for the upcoming school year.

•Â As children change from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” they can use their reading skills for studies and recreational reading. Free reading allows children to choose materials they enjoy – popular items they can discuss with their peers. They become better readers, writers and spellers outside the school setting.

•Â Libraries host performers and crafts programs, as well as literary events in the summer, many of interest to otherwise reluctant readers. The events attract new library users, previous nonreaders and pre-readers to the library.

• Parents have the opportunity to explore the library. When bringing their children to summer programs, parents can find things for themselves, including best-selling fiction, nonfiction and DVDs. Library cardholders can access a wide variety of services from home, browsing the catalog to download eBooks, audiobooks, videos, music and more.

Registration is required for the Summer Reading Club. Participation is free.

For more information or to register, visit www.santaclaracountylib.org.

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