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Summer Reading Program 2019



 Click here to print the SUMMER READING LOG SHEET


"A Universe of Stories!"

Why Summer Reading?

Multiple studies have consistently shown that reading during summer months prevents the phenomenon known as “summer reading loss”. This is important because summer reading loss is cumulative. Children who fall behind their peers over the summer don’t “catch up” to the other kids in the fall because the other children are progressing with their skills. By the end of the 6th grade, children who lose reading skills over the summer are two years behind their classmates.  Participation in a summer reading program can often be just the thing that helps a child develop a lifelong habit of reading.

Obviously, summer reading is important, but it is also fun!  The Lumberton Public Library offers a variety of exciting activities that make the summer reading experience enjoyable.  Reluctant readers are much more likely to pick up a book after coming to one of our entertaining shows or participating in other fun activities such as Movie Tuesday Double Feature.  Our library program also provides a range of reading materials to accommodate diverse learners and learning styles.  Struggling readers find items like magazines, graphic novels, and audio books much less intimidating.  We also have eBooks for children!  During the school year, reading is a structured activity and students often must read approved books.  In our summer reading program, children can read whatever books they would like to read.  This is important, because even highly motivated, strong readers can “burn out”.  A summer that includes pleasure reading can help keep children more engaged and involved in reading activities once school resumes in the fall.

Important Program Dates

Pre-Registration: May 28 -- June 1, 2019

Reading Program: June 3 -- June 28, 2019

Awards Program: August 3, 2019



Special Performances

June 5 @ 2 pm -- John O'Bryant (Magician)

June 12 @ 2 pm -- Science Tellers - Library Aliens

 June 19 @ 2 pm -- Houston Museum of Natural Science presents - "Exploring Energy"

June 26 @ 2 pm -- Sonny "The Birdman" Carlin


All events will be held at the LISD Performing Arts Center


Come join us for movie double features and popcorn! 

Movie Tuesdays (click on movie titles for preview)

June 4 @ 10:30 am -- The Kid Who Would Be King (PG)     

     @ 1:30 pm -- Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)


June 11 @ 10:30 am -- The Incredibles 2 (PG)             

@ 1:30 pm -- Bumblebee (PG-13)


 June 18 @ 10:30 am -- Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

        @1:30 pm -- A Dogs Way Home (PG)


            June 25 @ 10:30 am -- The Lego Movie 2; The Second Part (PG)                 

@1:30 pm -- A House with a Clock in its Walls (PG)


For more information about our program, the social events, please call 755-7400.