Early Literacy
Children's Program
Teen Program
Adult Program

Early Literacy Programming

Parents, the benefits of including early learners in our summer reading program:

  • Young children will gain self-confidence and a love for reading, books, and the library
  • The groundwork will be laid for children to become lifelong readers and learners
  • Entire families will have the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate summer reading programs
  • Completion of the program will give children a sense of accomplishment and belonging
  • Parents and caregivers will gain knowledge about early literacy and learning activities at the library that they can continue at home
  • The library may become a community destination for more families during the summer

Children's Program

Programming, materials, and activities for elementary-aged children should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round. Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:

  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.

Teen Programming

Teen programming, materials, and activities should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round. For many teen readers, the library is the only space offering free access to age-appropriate programs, resources, and expertise in their community. The need for these offerings is present all year; therefore, it is vital for your library to include teenage in your summer reading program.

Benefits of including teenage programming in your summer reading program:

  • Many teenagers find enjoyment in reading
  • Having high levels of literacy are needed for higher education and future employment
  • Most standardized tests that teenagers will take include a reading comprehension portion.

Putting together a cohesive summer reading program for teenagers does not need to be complicated. For many excellent program ides, books and music lists, crafts, and so much more on summer reading programs for teenagers, please see the CSLP manual each year!

Adult Programming

Come and be part of 21st Century Literacy, Diversity, Education and Continuous Learning, Equity of Access, and Intellectual Freedom.

Summertime is reading time! Join other Washington County readers in Adult Summer Reading at JGAPL, from June 1st to August 31st.
Why should kids have all the fun this summer? You can have fun by participating in the Judge George Armstrong Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program “Literary Elements” June 14 – August 18.

Brochure and Calendar for Children's Program

Below are very small thumbnails of each calendar and program guides.  If you click on each you will be shown a print ready version in a lightbox window. Click on the Printer Icon that is to the lower right next to the X close button, to print out.

Children's Program Guide

 

Children's Calendar

Brochure and Calendar for Adult's Program

Below are very small thumbnails of each calendar and program guides.  If you click on each you will be shown a print ready version in a lightbox window. Click on the Printer Icon that is to the lower right next to the X close button, to print out.

Adult's Program Guide

 

Adult Calendar

2017 SLP Registration Form (PDF)

Registration form for your child to register for our Summer Reading program. Click to open
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Talking Books

Adult Summer Library Program: Talking Books with Shellie Ziegler

When: Wednesday June 14

Time: 10:30 AM

Shellie Ziegler from the Mississippi Library
Commission will be here to describe materials
available for those with disabilities and visual and auditory impairments.

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