Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites families to win prizes this fall by reading aloud to their children for 15 minutes a day. Every child who completes the "Read Aloud 15 Minutes a Day Fall Challenge" with their parent or caregiver will receive a drawing pad and crayons, and all participating families will be treated to a free party at Lincoln Children's Museum in January.
To participate, pick up a booklet at any Lincoln City Libraries location, or sign up online using the Beanstack software at lincolnlibraries.beanstack.org. Families are asked to read aloud for at at least 15 minutes a day, at least five days a week, for eight weeks. They can record their progress in the paper booklet or online. Parents and caregivers who record reading time online will be entered into a drawing for one of two Kindle Paperwhite eReaders, and one lucky family will win a free party for 20 at Lincoln Children's Museum.
"Research has shown that reading aloud to your child is the single most important activity parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning," said Vicki Wood, LCL Youth Services Supervisor. The challenge runs today through December 31.
For more information about developing early literacy skills, visit a Lincoln City Libraries branch or lincolnlibraries.org.