Join us for #GoletaReads and share your favorite family reading photos
Goleta Valley Library invites the community to participate in a fun, interactive photo contest happening now through Friday, November 19th on the library’s Instagram page (@goletavalleylibrary).
As we approach the holiday season and prepare to gather with family and friends, the library wants to celebrate the importance of family reading in the development of young children. Community members are invited to share photos of themselves, their kids, and other family members reading together. To be entered in the contest, participants can follow these three easy steps:
- Post their photo to their Instagram account
- Tag the Goleta Valley Library Instagram account @GoletaValleyLibrary
- Use the hashtags #GoletaReads and #RaiseReaders
Photos will be re-posted to the Goleta Valley Library Instagram account and will be automatically entered into a prize drawing to win a $50 Gift card to Trader Joe’s! Two lucky winners will be announced Monday, November 22nd on the library Instagram page.
Introducing your child to books and reading to them regularly before they go to school is one of the biggest influences on a child’s early educational success. Once your child learns to read on their own, it’s still important for you to read aloud together. This can help build your child’s confidence and motivate them to improve their skills and understanding of what they are reading.
Reading has also been shown to have the following great benefits for all ages:
- Reduces stress
- Expands vocabulary
- Improves memory
- Develops strong analytical skills
- Boosts writing skills
- Improves focus and concentration
- Grows imagination
Head to the Goleta Valley Library to pick up some great family books and start reading with your child today. We can’t wait to see your photos! Remember to tag the library (@GoletaValleyLibrary) and use the hashtags #GoletaReads and #RaiseReaders for your chance to win this holiday season.