Kids sometimes lose progress in their academics over the summer months. Summer is a time when worries over school dissipate and kids enjoy some relaxation. However, if you have a bookworm in your house, you know that this is also a time when a lot of tweens catch up on reading. Locally, Findlay has many literary programs for your tween bookworm to get more involved in reading, writing, and literacy.
Your summer reading list
Becoming diverse when reading and picking up different literacy opportunities is valuable to all tweens because it can encourage a lifelong love of reading, a sense of community, and help keep their skills sharp.
Some of the best places to build teen literacy can be found right here in Hancock County, home to the Mazza Museum, the Findlay-Hancock County Library, and The Clubhouse at the University of Findlay. Each of these literacy spots offer programs, tutoring, and activities that increase literacy in a fun, active, and engaging way.
Reading made fun
If you’re looking for something to do during a rainy summer day that involves both literacy and art, the Mazza is open with its children’s book gallery of over 10,500 pictures. Children’s book authors and artists who’ve won numerous awards are featured, including Steven Kellogg, Patricia Polacco, Maurice Sendak and Rosemary Wells. You can even grab a tour if you’re looking for something more.
The Library, also a great spot for summer reading, offers programs specifically based on continued literacy for tweens over the summer. Aft-TWEEN-noon Programs are available every weekday from 2-3pm or join the SummerREAD Program, findlaylibrary.org/content/summerread-2016, to make sure your tweens stay sharp and have fun.
For more information on The Mazza Museum visit mazzamuseum.org, “Mazza Museum” on Facebook or call 419-434-4560.
For more information on The Clubhouse visit findlay.edu/education/The-Clubhouse and “The Clubhouse Reading Center at the University of Findlay” on Facebook.