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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jul 17, 2009

Ahhh, the simple joys of summer can be enjoyed while sitting in the summer shade and whiling away the hours by reading whatever book that captures your attention.

With that said, we salute the local youth and their parents who made it a strong priority for the children to continue their reading time once school days concluded for the year. Little ones can only improve upon their reading skills by spending time at it every day. While they are at it, they are expanding their vocabulary and perhaps learning new and insightful information.

Each year the Estherville Public Library plans a summer reading program for Estherville children. The 2009 summer reading program has now concluded and the library staff held its summer reading awards program on Thursday.

The children’s librarian reported 203 took part in this summer’s reading program with 94 completing their contracts. (The young readers set their own goals and projected how many books they would read over the course of the program.)

Learning to read and comprehend what is read is a life-long skill that is important to learn at a young age.

All those who took part in the program should be proud of their accomplishments. We congratulate these children who chose to read for pleasure on their own time.

Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jul 17, 2009

Ahhh, the simple joys of summer can be enjoyed while sitting in the summer shade and whiling away the hours by reading whatever book that captures your attention.

With that said, we salute the local youth and their parents who made it a strong priority for the children to continue their reading time once school days concluded for the year. Little ones can only improve upon their reading skills by spending time at it every day. While they are at it, they are expanding their vocabulary and perhaps learning new and insightful information.

Each year the Estherville Public Library plans a summer reading program for Estherville children. The 2009 summer reading program has now concluded and the library staff held its summer reading awards program on Thursday.

The children’s librarian reported 203 took part in this summer’s reading program with 94 completing their contracts. (The young readers set their own goals and projected how many books they would read over the course of the program.)

Learning to read and comprehend what is read is a life-long skill that is important to learn at a young age.

All those who took part in the program should be proud of their accomplishments. We congratulate these children who chose to read for pleasure on their own time.