Maya heard the timer go off but decided to keep reading.
After all, 15 minutes goes fast when you’re halfway through Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!
As part of Bucks County Free Library’s Summer Quest reading program, Maya challenged herself to read for 15 minutes every day this summer.
“More often than not, she kept reading well after the timer went off,” says Maya’s mother, Emilee.
By the time she filled in the last bubble in her Summer Quest log, Maya had racked up 23 total hours of reading and finished 11 books.
“As a single mom living on one income, it can be really tough financially,” Emilee explains. “With the sheer amount of library books Maya reads, I don’t think she could read as much if I had to purchase them. Our libraries allow Maya and the rest of our family to access books without worrying about affording them.”
Maya has participated in summer reading programs since pre-school and is entering third grade this fall. That means lots of fantasy young adult chapter books! To keep Maya well-stocked, her family visited Bucks County Free Library’s Langhorne branch most Mondays throughout the summer.
“I think it’s important that not only Maya checks out books, but she sees grown-ups doing it, too,” Emilee says. “Summer Quest was really motivating for Maya to want to read more. She had to get those beads for her keychain!”