Monday, June 25, 2012
Mayor's Reading Challenge Kicks Off.
It's that time of year again, our annual reading challenge kicked off today at the Danbury Public Library.
Reading is critical to academic success and the Mayor's Reading Challenge is one way that we can encourage children to read during the long summer months.
The reading challenge requires children in grades 1-5 to read for at least 1 hour a week for 7 weeks, and those in grades 6-8 are required to read for at least 2 hours a week.
Each week challenge readers check in with our teen council members at the Library and record their time. At the conclusion of the 7 weeks the winners receive an invitation to attend a special awards ceremony.
Summer is a great time to read a book, so get busy Danbury readers!