Or, log-in to update your account
Why Sign Up?
- Receive notifications of new content of interest to you.
- Participate in forums to get answers to your questions.
- Save links to content in your personal account library.
- Connect with others.
New York State Reading Program Offers Incentives to Kids Who Read
The John Jermain Memorial Library partnered with the The New York State Library's Statewide Summer Reading Program which distributes a programming kit to all 1,200 public library branches and reading center locations in the state. The program's theme is "2001: A Reading Odyssey." The program rewards kids with a sticker for every visit, and a prize for every book read; four books gets a child a pass to the Riverhead Marine Aquarium (courtesy of WBLI, a Long Island radio station); a bookplate for reading five books; a logoed pencil for seven books read; a magnet for10; a bicycle license plate for 15; a wallet for 20; a Frisbee for 25 and a water bottle for 30. Children are required to write one book report, do an illustration of one of the books they read or write a paragraph on one of the books, says Kerri Acierno, the library's director. "It keeps them honest," she says. On August 24, the participating children will receive their awards at a pizza party featuring the songs of children's singer Zack Morgan. The John Jermain Memorial Library's reading program also included book related movies for kids, a pajama party, a craft program and talks on marine life sponsored by the Riverhead Marine Aquarium on such creatures as sea turtles and whales.