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Santa Clara County Library District Promotes Early Math and Reading Skills Programs

“Party in your PJs” Activity at Campbell Library Part of Program
WHAT:
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is hosting a “Party in your PJs” event. By signing up for the free program, families receive a fun math problem each night – by email, Facebook or the Bedtime Math website www.bedtimemath.org.  Parents and kids then read and solve the nightly math problems together. To chart their progress over the summer months, kids can either print their own “Summer of Numbers” Bedtime Calendar or pick one up at their local library. Families are encouraged to bring their young children for an evening of fun games and math enrichment.
 
This program is free and open to the public. No Santa Clara County Library District card is required. 
 
WHO:
Santa Clara County Library District Users
 
WHERE
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
 
WHEN:
Thursday, July 16, 2013
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
 
WHY:
Bedtime stories are a time-honored event in most households across the nation. The National Commission on Reading cites reading as “the single most important intervention for developing literacy skills.” Those interested in joining the bedtime ritual – Bedtime Math can visit the Santa Clara County Library online at www.bedtimemath.org. 
 
Adults are encouraged to enroll their children during the summer months to help reduce the loss of math skills over the school break.  Families can help maintain and enhance their young student’s math skills by continuing Bedtime Math throughout the school year.
 
About the Santa Clara County Library District 
Known as one of America’s best 100 public libraries, the Santa Clara County Library District promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes 1.8 million books, videos, and CDs.
 
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2012, Santa Clara County Library District had 205,506 library cardholders, recorded 3,186,684 visitors, and a circulation of 9,833,350 items. Visit Santa Clara County Library District online at www.sccl.org.
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119;  Mark Fink, Library Services Manager (408) 293-2326 ext. 3010; Derek Wolfgram, Deputy County Librarian (408) 293-2326, ext. 3002; Lili Smith, Santa Clara County Library District  (408) 293-2326  ext. 3014   
Posted: July 12, 2013