When Alice Ozma was nine, her father promised he would read to her every night for a hundred nights. A hundred nights became a thousand, and then three thousand. Their "reading streak" ended on Alice's first day of college. They had read together every night for 3,218 nights.
Learn how to start and maintain a reading streak in your family at an informational meeting on Wednesday December 5 at 7pm. Our Reading Streak program is open to children and teens of all ages and their reading partners of choice-a parent, grandparent, guardian, sibling or other relation. Children's attendance is encouraged but optional at this meeting.
The library will host periodic get-togethers for participating families to celebrate their reading streaks and share their experiences.
Reading to children improves their narrative skills, expands their vocabulary, and broadens their horizons. More important, this simple act creates an intimate emotional bond that lasts a lifetime.
To find out more, read Alice Ozma's The Reading Promise: my father and the books we shared (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2012).