Summer Reading 2024 – Adventure Begins at Your Library!

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READSquared – See the challenges, games, and prizes are available during our Summer and Winter Reading Challenges on READSquared! Earn Badges and a chance to win prizes!

What is Summer Slide?

Summer Slide infographic from Follett

Summer slide is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the school year. Students can lose an average of one to two months of learning over the summer!

Keep on Reading

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your child for kindergarten by reaching 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. Put reading first with 20 minutes a day spent reading to your children.  Make it fun and exciting. Be imaginative.

Library Downloadable Books

Libby digital collection allows access to eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines extending content beyond the physical walls of the library available anytime, anywhere.  Use the Libby App on your tablet, phone or any app capable device today! Download Libby today!

Stay Home Storytimes

Stay Home Storytimes are available to help your family enjoy your family time together! Find some good downloadable stories use our guides to help you plan your themed songs, rhymes, and more.

Hoopla Streaming Media

A digital streaming service providing patrons an enormous selection of digital movies and television shows, music, ebooks, e-audiobooks, and comics. Available through the app from a multitude of devices, including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku. Find Hoopla instructions here.


Take Home Storytimes! Enjoy physical bundles of three picture books and a storytime guide sheet (with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and a craft idea!) for you to share with your family. Recommended for Pre-K through 3rd  graders, but definitely ask us about our Baby Take Home option! If you have any questions, please call North Park Public Library. (336-226-7185.) Explore this page to learn more!

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Downloadable kids and YA content!

Let us Help with Simple Rhymes, Songs, etc. You can do at home with your kids!

Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. When the rhythm and melody of language become a part of a child’s life, learning to read will be as natural as learning to walk and talk.