Parma, OH (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Studies have shown that students can lose up to three months of reading skills during summer break. This phenomenon is often referred to as “summer slide.” Fortunately, through participation in enriching summer activities students can actually get a running start into the new school year. To prevent loss of reading skills during summer break, experts recommend keeping lots of books around the house, making regular trips to the library and participating in summer library programs.
Cuyahoga County Public Library’s (CCPL) popular Mission Possible: READ Summer Reading Program returns Saturday, June 9th through Saturday, August 11th. The program seeks not only to combat “summer slide” but to provide incentives for county residents of all ages to read during the summer months. To register for the program, visit any of the Library’s 28 branches, its MetroHealth Service Point or register online at http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org.
How to Play: Children, teens and adults record the amount of time they spend reading online at http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org or on one of the free Mission Possible: READ summer reading game boards available at all CCPL branches. Children and teens may earn a prize for every two hours of reading they record. Adults earn a prize for every three books they read. The more a participant reads, the better their chances of winning an End-of-Summer Grand Prize, including: an Amazon Kindle Fire, Nintendo Wii™ Gaming System, Cleveland Cavaliers Suite Experience, Birthday Party at Great Lakes Science Center for up to 20 guests and an overnight campout at Great Lakes Science Center for up to 10 guests.
Registration Prize: County residents of all ages can receive a coupon good for a free scoop of ice cream, courtesy of Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream, when they register to play the Summer Reading Game at their local branch (limit of one coupon per customer).
Summer Reading Promotional Offer: Library customers will receive a $2 discount on admission to see the OmniMax film Flying Monsters, now playing at Great Lakes Science Center, when they show their cards at the GLSC box office. This offer is good for up to four discounted admissions per library card. Offer valid through September 3, 2012.
The Mission Possible: READ Summer Reading Program is made possible by Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Great Lakes Science Center and The Plain Dealer.
About Cuyahoga County Public Library
Cuyahoga County Public Library consistently ranks as one of the nation’s ten busiest and best library systems. Its 28 branches serve 47 communities. The Library’s mission is to be at the center of community life by providing an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive. For further information, visit http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org.