Summer Lit League: Get Loud, Speak Out!
Cleveland Public Library’s summer reading program
Summer is here and that means Summer Lit League at Cleveland Public Library is in full swing! Registration is still open for children of all ages at cpl.beanstack.org/reader365. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire program will be offered online this year.
Summer Lit League runs June 1 through July 25. This year’s theme is Get Loud, Speak Out! Each week, virtual activities related to Summer Lit League will teach youth how to be active in democracy.
- Make a Change Mondays
Get ready to make a change by creating weekly democracy-inspired crafts! This program is in partnership with Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.
- Tell-a-Tale Tuesdays
Virtual Storytime to the rescue! Join our weekly special guests for Tell-a-Tale Tuesdays.
- Read to the Beat Wednesdays
Calling all little readers. Explore books and storytelling through music and singing! This program is in partnership with The Music Settlement.
- Town Hall Thursdays
Speak Out, Get Loud! Unite with library friends for moderated discussions, live music, puppet shows, and author visits throughout the summer!
- Free for All Fridays
Read at least 20 minutes of your favorite book. All Summer Lit League participants will be entered into a weekly raffle for a cool prize! “We want our youth to know their voice and their opinions matter. This year, Summer Lit League participants will learn about the role of government in their lives and how to engage leadership to create positive change in their neighborhoods,” said Erica Marks, Youth Outreach and Programming Coordinator at Cleveland Public Library. “Summer Lit League is training future leaders through reading.”
All activities will be offered online using videoconferencing software, Zoom. Wi-Fi can be accessed from the parking lot of any Cleveland Public Library branch for families who need it.
“We invite all students and soon-to-be scholars to participate in this academic enrichment program. Summer Lit League is crucial to a child’s development. It helps with critical thinking skills, building vocabulary, and keeping minds sharp,” said Charles Byrd, Director of Education at Cleveland Public Library.
Early Learners and Kids must read 10 books and Teens must read three books to successfully complete the eight-week program to win prizes.
Join your local CPL library staff and friends for Summer Lit League virtual fun!
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