Thousands of children complete LFPL’s summer reading program


Here are other events and services offered by the library.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Free Public Library’s summer reading program, which encourages students to read all summer long with the incentive of winning prizes, has just ended.

On Monday, more than 22,000 children completed the program reading more than 428,000 books in total.

“This year we had a lot of families in the libraries; children are excited to read again in the summer, win prizes and many people come to our programs,” said Kate Schiavi, Head of Community Services. youth.

The LFPL offers events, access to tools and media and free tutoring services all year round.

The library recently launched an online live tutoring service called Brainfuse. Students can continue, create an account, indicate what subject they need tutoring in, what class they are in and it connects them with an online tutor. This service is open from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

“Our electronic resources have definitely been strengthened over the past couple of years because people may not be coming to our physical buildings as much,” Schiavi said. “Our downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are still available. We have a lot of variety in these and in our collections for kids and teens.”

For preschoolers, LFPL organizes a story hour each week. Schiavi said this is a great opportunity for families to attend and learn some of the early literacy skills their preschoolers will need.

Additionally, the library offers craft programs, weekly teen hangouts where they meet in the library and play games or talk about books, and the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, which puts children and their families challenged to read 1,000 books together before kindergarten.

“The idea behind it is to make reading a habit, something that people do every day with their kids so kids have a lot of early experiences with books,” Schiavi said.

For those interested in any of these events or services, all you will need to participate is a library card.

A full list of library events and services is available on the LFPL website.

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