This April, the generous Friends of the Richmond Beach Library have pledged to donate $1 for each hour of reading tracked! This means the Richmond Beach Library can earn up to $2500 to buy books locally and then distribute them to readers at schools and partnering locations such as Tent City and Hopeline.
With spring break falling in April, this is the perfect time to up your family’s reading time, or just track what you’re already doing, and the Read-a-thon hours will benefit our own community.
Here are a few reading tips from Aarene Storms, youth services librarian at the Richmond Beach Library:
1. All reading counts! Comics, audiobooks, even the back of a cereal box.
2. Going on a family drive? Turn on an audiobook (use the KCLS Overdrive app or ask the library staff for audiobook recommendations). Four people in the car for a 30-minute story equals a quick and easy two hours of reading time!
3. Read out loud! Kids can read to each other, adults can read to kids, kids can read to adults, adults can read to adults! While older children can read books themselves, they usually still enjoy listening so they can relax and share a story with someone else.
Everyone’s invited! Don’t have a library card? No problem--the library staff are happy to have you participate and can help you sign up for one if you’d like. Don’t live in Richmond Beach? That’s just fine--all you have to do is pick up a tracking sheet from the library and then return it by May 1st.
Tracking sheets are available now at the Richmond Beach Library: 19601 21st Ave. NW,