RAISING A READER
Raising A Reader is an early literacy program that promotes parent-child bonding through reading. In collaboration with First 5 Colusa, the Colusa County Literacy Program offers two free 10-week sessions per year, at six of the branch locations.
Each spring and fall, parents and their children, age’s birth through five, establish a reading routine that has been proven to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success.
Weekly story time and interactive activities at the library along with a weekly Book Bag make reading fun for the whole family. Participants will also receive free books to help build up their home libraries!
Contact Literacy Coordinator Alissa Morrow for more information.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Each summer, school aged children are invited to participate in a six week Summer Reading Program at each of the branch locations. Participating children read books and track the minutes they spend reading during the six weeks of the program. Each week, the children participate in Story Time, create themed crafts, and Literacise. The program culminates in a celebration party on the sixth week, where prizes are given for reading.
For the full schedule and more information click here
SUMMER BOOK TO MOVIE CLUB
Each summer, the Literacy Program hosts the Book to Movie Club for incoming Middle School and High School students. Over the course of 8 weeks, participants read three books and watch the movie adaptations to compare and contrast versions. This is done to not only foster a love of reading in children and aid in the prevention of the academic summer slide, but it also enhances critical thinking and discussion skills. Books are announced and registration begins in May, and attendance is capped at 10 participants. For more information about the Summer Book to Movie Club, contact the Literacy Coordinator.