There are plenty of summer reading programs in Columbus, but cold and snowy weather in winter is a perfect reason for students to keep up with reading. Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding the Winter Reading Challenge, for which students can earn prizes just by reading during winter.
CML Winter Reading Challenge
Winter Reading Challenge helps to keep reading skills strong when students are out of school over the holidays. Students in grades K-12 can pick up a game board at any of CML’s library locations. The program runs from December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022.
Earn Winter Reader badges by completing reading and reading activities on the game board. Once students complete the activities, they can win prizes!
Studies show that kids who read during out-of-school time maintain reading skills that are critical to future school success. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee in Ohio means many central Ohio third graders could repeat the grade if they don’t pass state proficiency testing.
More reading programs for youth
The libraries offer several young reading programs to ensure that your young readers will be ready for the 3rd grade proficiency tests. They also offer tons of programs for kids and teens, including homework help, tech groups, special events, and more. Check your local library for great free programming (there’s plenty for adults too)! Programs are currently virtual.