Top Summer Reader

Super Reader 2015

Caroline Neal, a rising 4th grader at Northumberland Elementary school, read the most books this summer participating in the YMCA Summer Camp’s Summer Reading Program. She read an astounding 112 books and far exceeded the requirements of her elementary school’s summer reading goal of reading 20 picture books or five chapter books or a combination. Every Tuesday throughout summer months, the YMCA bused campers to the Northumberland Public Library (just down the road from the YMCA in Heathsville) so campers could check out books to read. A daily reading time was built right into the camp day four days each week, and counselors maintained the children’s reading logs (provided by the library and distributed by the elementary and middle schools) helping the YMCA Camp read a total of 2143 books (last year they read 978 books). NPL partners with the YMCA and the Northumberland public schools each year to make summer reading a priority for our county children. This year the elementary school has set a goal of reading 7000 books. Looks like Caroline and her YMCA friends are doing their part. Photo by Karen Whelan

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