Trips to the beach, hanging out with friends, sleeping in…summer is a great time to relax and take a break from your school-year schedule. But one thing you should never take a break from is reading. Experts say that just three months off can result in a loss of skills. That can make it hard to catch up when school starts again.
Besides, all the benefits of reading don’t disappear just because it’s summer. Reading is always a great way to combat boredom, improve your focus and concentration, and give you a glimpse of people and places that are different from those around you.
One of the best things about reading in the summer is that you get to read whatever you like. Fantasy, mystery, manga, graphic novels, magazines, even car repair manuals—it’s all good! You can find these and much more at your local CADL branch. Check out our collection online, or come in and browse the shelves.
While you’re here, take a minute to sign up for Teen Summer Reading. Just by keeping track of how much time you spend reading, you’ll earn fun prizes like passes to the Ingham County Fair and Edru Skatarama, plus be entered in weekly drawing for gift cards from local stores and restaurants. The program runs through Aug. 11.
And there’s more! All summer long we’re offering fun workshops and events just for you and your friends. Come in and get a henna tattoo, meet a graphic novel author, make your own bracelets and more. Everything is free, so bring your friends! Just click on any link for more information.*
- ALTERED BOOK ART (Williamston or Downtown Lansing)
- BANGLE BRACELET CREATIONS (Holt-Delhi)
- BOOK-INTO-MOVIE CLUB (Okemos)
- CRAFT PALOOZA (Foster)
- CRAFTS WITH COLLEEN (Stockbridge)
- DROP-IN TEEN & TWEEN TIME (Williamston)
- DIY TIE-DYE SOCKS (Okemos)
- DIY PHOTO SESSION (Okemos)
- EXTREME SPELLING BEE (Okemos)
- HENNA TATTOO WORKSHOP (Downtown Lansing)
- LEGO BUILDING CONTEST (Webberville)
- MANGA & GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP (Okemos)
- MINUTE TO WIN IT! (Mason)
- PIZZA & PAGES: DIVERGENT (Mason)
- SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP (Downtown Lansing)
- TEELIGHTFUL TEESIGNS (Downtown Lansing)
- TEEN MOVIE DAYS (Webberville)
- TEEN CRAFTERNOON (Mason)
- Wii GAME DAY (Webberville)