Do you have a young reader interested in becoming a little more super?
Starting Tuesday, Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop will host a superhero-themed summer reading program to encourage kids to read over the summer. The program, deemed League of Extraordinary Readers, allows 3rd to 7th graders to undergo a four week “training program,” where they will select a book to read, learn about plot, character, and theme, and learn how to write a book review.
Upon graduation, each reader will be donned honorary staff members at the book shop with the ability to make staff recommendations and write book reviews for the website. This year, each child will be given summer reading goals, and if they reach their goals, they will be eligible to win prizes.
“With more schools moving from required summer reading to recommended summer reading, we wanted to do something to encourage kids to keep reading and show them that reading is fun,” said Candice Huber, owner of Tubby & Coo’s. “Our goal with the program is not only to get kids to read over the summer, but also to show them how the discussion and sharing of books really impacts other people in the local community and is a healthy way to share ideas and opinions.”
The League of Extraordinary Readers kicks off Tuesday at the book shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave. All sessions for all classes will be held from 4:30-5:30PM.
Registration is free and open to the public. For more information and to sign up, visit Tubby and Coo’s website.