Summer Reading Programs & Boredom Busters
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- Visit the Albuquerque Public Library online. The library will announce a lineup of special events that can be enjoyed digitally.
- Listen to an audio book.
- Explore magazines, newspapers, and graphic novels.
- Start a book club or host a book exchange with another family.
- Try reading somewhere new--the backyard, by flashlight in a tent, or during a break at the swimming pool.
- Have your child read to you, over the phone to a grandparent, or to a pet.
- Have a loved one who lives far away read a bedtime story to your child via Facetime, Zoom, Skype, or over the phone.
- Read books that take place in other parts of the country or world. Find the country, city, or region on a map or globe. Look at pictures of these places online. Visit a restaurant that specializes in food from the area or cook a recipe from that region.
Several authors write books for a wide range of audiences. Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Woodson, A.S. King--they all write books for kids and adults. Reading books written by the same author is a meaningful way to examine the scope and style of particular writers.
- Try listening to podcast while cooking dinner or driving in the car.