More than 1,000 register for summer reading program
Each year the Waupaca Area Public Library holds a summer reading program for children, teens and adults around the theme “Exercise Your Mind. Read.”
Research shows that intrinsic motivation, in this case, rewarding readers with new books they can select, is the most effective in creating life-long readers.
So as a part of the summer program participants can earn the right to choose a book to keep, sometimes two or three.
To help with the program in 2015 Terri Schulz, then Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club President, started a book drive with in the Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club.
Now each May, Schulz asks fellow Rotarians to donate new or slightly used books to the drive. Children’s Librarian Sue Abrahamson helps by offering suggestions of “hot” titles of books for youths, although all books are accepted.
This year’s drive brought in 298 books of all topics and for all ages. Sue Abrahamson said that in the last week they have registered over 1,000 people for the summer reading program. And this donation will go a long way in helping the program.
Waupaca Breakfast Rotary’s mission is to actively support education in the Waupaca area as a means to improve community cooperation and international understanding through the principles of Rotary.
The club meets from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Waupaca Ale House. For more information about the club, visit www.waupacarotary.org/.
For more information on the Waupaca Area Public Library’s summer reading program, visit waupacalibrary.org/.