Parents, it is never too early to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. In fact, pediatricians recommend reading aloud to your children every day. Numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading, especially repetitive reading of favorite stories, before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education, with a higher academic achievement and success rate in school.
To support your future students, the Lincolnwood Library introduced a new reading program, the Wise Owl Reading Club, especially for young children. The program encourages repetitive reading with a goal of 1,000 books before kindergarten.
Participants, check in with us after each time you read 100 books to receive a reward and write your name on an owl in our tree house display. You will also be invited to special Wise Owl events throughout the year. The Wise Owl program runs year round, so sign up at the Youth Services desk anytime!