Tuesday, May 13, 2014

South Sioux City Public Library Named Read a Loud Community for 2014-2015

 South Sioux City Public Library  joins several communities across the state that have earned the designation of “Read Aloud Community” for 2014-2015. Read Aloud Communities are required to promote November as “Read Aloud to a Child Month” among citizens throughout the community as well as to engage in a variety of read-aloud activities throughout the year. “South Sioux City  has made the commitment to promote reading aloud to children as one of the most important things adults do to help children improve their vocabulary, enhance listening skills and develop positive attitudes toward reading and learning,” says Mark Claussen, chairman of Read Aloud Nebraska. “We are proud to support “Read Aloud Communities” throughout Nebraska as they share the joy of reading with people of all ages.”

The South Sioux City Public Library offers many read-a-loud opportunities for parents and children each week.  These include Preschool Story Time, Pat-a-Cake Pals, and Toddler Time.  The library facility offers parents and teachers a place in which to choose books and read-a-loud to their children independently of library programs.  The Youth Library staff has promoted Read Aloud to Child Month activities for several years.  We are proud to receive this recognition.

The “Read Aloud Communities” program is an initiative of Read Aloud Nebraska, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “promote healthy, successful children and families through reading aloud”. To learn more go to the Read Aloud Nebraska website at www.readaloudnebraska.org.

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