Updated for 2016
Ready! Set, Read-Tacoma is back this summer! This is a free, fun, and interactive story time brought to you by Communities in Schools. It’s designed just for your soon-to-be kindergarten students. Librarians and volunteers at Tacoma elementary schools will read specially selected stories and lead fun activities focusing on science, math, literacy, movement, and the arts. Plus, there will be a free lunch for anyone under 18 at noon at most locations.
Parents are asked to stay and participate. You’ll be learning too, as librarians who know the school expectations will model the best ways to read with your child and keep his interest. If you’ve got siblings, bring them along! Though the targeted age is 2-5, if you need to bring along an older sibling, they can be good helpers, and as far as babies and toddlers- well, you’re never too young to be read to! Here’s the schedule.
Locations Days Dates Times
Downing Monday Tuesday July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 9:00am – 11:00am
Sheridan Tuesday Wednesday July 5 ,6, 12, 13 19, 20 and 26 9:00am -12:00pm
First Creek Middle School Wednesdays July 6th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd 11:30am -2:00pm
Jason Lee Middle School Tuesday July 5, 12, 19, 26 10am -11am
Lister Elementary Tuesday Wednesday July 5 ,6, 12, 13 19, 20, 26 and 27 12:30pm -2:30pm
McCarver Tuesday Wednesday July 5 ,6, 12, 13 19, 20, 26 and 27 10am – 12pm
Point Defiance Elementary Wednesday Thursday July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 9:00am -11:00am
You are not required to attend all sessions, but they do need you register so they have an idea of numbers (especially for lunches). If you aren’t sure which elementary is closest to you, or if you have any other questions, the friendly folks at Communities in Schools will be glad to help you.
If you are interested in having your preschool aged child attend the RSR-T Summer Program, please call or email Teri Hartson-Dahle @ 253.571.1054 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. You’ll need to provide your child’s information, your information and contact number/email, and the location you will be attending. That’s it!