“Reading a lot” is one of the most powerful methods of increasing fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Unfortunately, retention and/or loss of those skills is a major contributing factor in a child’s future success or failure. So the question then becomes, how can a student decrease his or her chances of losing any advancement made in literacy?
Over the course of several years, the Library has hosted close to 10 Scholastic book fairs. First established in 1920, Scholastic has a campaign slogan which states, “Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life”. Their mission is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy. With their assistance, libraries can reach out to children in the community who may not have the opportunity otherwise to purchase reading materials.
Once again, the Crossroads Branch will host a book fair June 22-25, 2015. Books for children and teens will be available, along with posters and cool stuff for school. A percentage of total sales will be applied towards the purchase of more books for the children’s collection.
Further details regarding the book fair, or early literacy information, may be obtained by calling the Children’s Department at 740-432-7536.