Build A Better World

Many students and families regard summer break as just that—a break from school and classroom studies.  Unfortunately, it often means a break from reading, which can seriously hamper achievement in the classroom.  There’s a solid link between the amount of independent reading children do and their success in school.  Research shows that kids who never crack open a book during the summer often fall behind in reading—the notorious “summer slide”—while kids who read, maintain or  improve their reading and learning skills.

This year the summer reading theme is “Build A Better World”. You will see activities based on construction, architects, engineering, and recycling. Students will need to complete either the Ida Freeman Reading Board or bring a Metro Library Reading Certificate from their summer reading program to be eligible for prizes.

Turn in all forms to Mrs. Johnston by September 1st. Did you loose your paper to keep track? Click on the following link to download a new one: IF-Summer Reading 2017 Board

Other Summer Reading Programs

 Want to do more to keep your brain in check over the summer? Check out these incredible opportunities!

Metro Library Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Science Museum Summer Camps

Edmond Fine Art Camps

Edmond Public Schools Summer Celebration

Bushels for Books Program

Ida Freeman was selected to be a part of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Bushels for Books Program& the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Bushel for Books program! Bushel for Books program seeks to provide accurate and current agriculture books in Oklahoma schools. Local farmers and co-ops have donated part of their wheat crops to help fund the donations in hopes that it will inspire future farmers.

Thank you for the books! It will be an excellent addition to our library for both teachers and students to learn more about agriculture!

Chief Ricks Retirement

Chief Ricks RetirementCitizens Bank donated over $1,000 to Ida Freeman Library in honor of the retirement of Police Chief Bob Ricks. They also donated a basket of Police themed books! Thank you Citizens bank for the donation! Thank you Chief Ricks for your service to Edmond and your time as a Rotary Reader at Ida Freeman!



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