Thursday, May 20, 2010

Make a Splash @ you Library!

Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Research shows that all students fall behind academically during the summer months. Regardless of socioeconomic status, kids lose an average of 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in procedural and factual knowledge, such as math and spelling. When parents provide learning experiences over the summer, their children have the advantage of basic skills practice and return to school in the fall ready to learn.

A great way to provide summer learning experience is by participating in our Summer Read-at-Home program. Kids read 20 minutes per day, 5 days per week and earn books and prizes as incentives to keep reading. Children ages 3-17 years are invited to participate. Registration begins on June 14th and continues until July 3rd. Cost per booklet is $1.00

This year the theme is all about water, so come in and "Make a Splash" @ your Library for kids or "Make Waves" @ your Library for Teens.

Michele, Children's Librarian

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