Reading and rhythm are music to our ears! Be a Noteworthy Reader this summer!
This summer join the Chicago Public Library for the sweet symphony of books and music together:
- All music tells a story. Look for books that you can set to music, or hunt out the stories behind the great pieces of music.
- Explore poetry at your library. Clap out the rhythm in a poem or try putting it to a familiar tune.
- Make music from objects in your house: use two of your kitchen spoons to make a song together or make a comb and wax paper ‘kazoo!’
- Music can give you good vibes—explore the science of vibrations when you blow across an empty water bottle. Now try it on a half full water bottle and note the changes.
- There’s music all over our great City of Chicago! Check out a neighborhood festival for family fun. Go to the City of Chicago's Cultural Affairs and Special Events site for details.
- Visit one of the many, free city concerts in Millennium Park. For details visit the Grant Park Music Festival site or call 312-742-7638.
- And, of course, be sure to have a Chicago Public Library card so you can check out more great books about music, stories and the art of creation today and everyday.
Join us for Book Beats! It's a great way to encourage your child's reading and school success. Music and rhythm are important ways to engage a child in reading and loving to play with language. Creating a City of Readers is everyone’s responsibility. Here’s how to begin:
- Get a library card and use it.
- Read aloud with a child for twenty minutes a day.
- Have books in your home.
- Get caught in the act of reading.