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Time for School - Time for a Book

  • Author: The Editor
  • Published: 27th August 2015
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Children will be returning to school next week and parents are busy buying shoes, uniform, sports kit and everything that will fill that new rucksack. It is an expensive and exhausting time.

You do everything you can to equip and help your children to do well at school but perhaps there is something you have forgotten this summer?

How many books has your child read over the last 6 weeks? Has your usual routine of sharing a story with them slipped a bit during the holidays? It may not be noticeable to you but there is a recognised ‘summer learning slump’ that some children struggle with in the first few weeks of school. You don’t want them to be put at a disadvantage when they return to class.

This is where your local library can help.

  • You can join for free
  • You can join the library at any age – from birth to 100 and counting!
  • You can borrow up to 30 books and return them to any library in the county
  • You can reserve and renew books online
  • You can borrow talking books, music and DVD’s plus lots more services on offer

We have 3 local libraries – Horndean, Waterlooville and Petersfield - so why not visit this week and help your child discover the magic of books. You will be able to join and borrow books immediately and the enthusiastic and friendly staff will be very happy to help you.

Plus you still have time to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2015. The challenge is free to join and open to all 4 – 11 year olds. If your child reads or enjoys with you 6 books before Saturday 12 September then they will receive stickers, certificates and a medal and you will have helped to boost their literacy skills.

Give your child the best start this September – time for school, time for a book.

Time for School - Time for a Book

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