Summer Reading Program
Did you work hard this year to get good grades? Don’t let all that effort go to waste! Did you know that you can fall behind in your reading skills if you don’t read this summer? That’s why the Durham County Library started the Summer Reading Program!
This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” Here’s how the Summer Reading Program works: First, make sure that you have a Durham County Library Card. If you don’t see if your parent can take you to your closest library to get one. And while you’re there, you can sign up. Your parents can sign up, too. The Summer Reading Program is for everyone—and everybody has the chance to win prizes!
Now here’s the good part: Start taking books out. Find books about your favorite subject—sports, mysteries, whatever you like best. Then you keep track of the time you spend reading (in the log you get from the library). When you get up to a certain number of minutes, you can earn prizes. Try to read at least 15 minutes a day. You can earn minutes reading to your little brother or sister if they’re too young to read.
I hope you can come out to the Durham County Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff on Saturday, June 9, 10am–2pm, at Northgate Mall (1058 W Club Blvd—both inside and out in the plaza). They’ll have all kinds of fun—music, giveaways, arts & crafts, performers, and games. And if you haven’t signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet, you can sign up at the kickoff. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. Hope to see you there!
Putting an end to bullying
Sixteen-year-old Mareya Sanders was a recent guest on TV Skywriter. She described what it’s like to bullying in school and gives great advice for young people who are trying to deal with it alone. Mareya also tells us about her quest to put an end to bullying and how you can help.
Free college-level courses
Keep your skills sharp and have fun learning new things over your summer vacation. edX is an online source for finding classes offered by renowned colleges and universities from around the world that you can take for free. Some courses start on specific dates and others are totally self-paced. Most require that you dedicate a few hours per week to the course, and although work is involved, you don’t have to worry about finals and term papers. Here are some upcoming courses; click here to explore the site and look for classes on subjects you’re interested in.
Arabic classes for k–6
Arabic Classes are being offered on Saturdays from 6 to 7:30pm at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman’s Fayetteville St masjid (3034 Fayetteville St). These classes are for young people from kindergarten through 6th grade. Call 919-394-7336 or write to email@example.com for more info.