Prevent the summer learning slide, and help your child be ready for school in the fall, through the Summer Reading Program at your local library. Programs typically take place from late May to the start late July or early August. Check your local library for their dates.
It’s more important than ever for kids to keep reading over summer break. Did you know that kids who don’t practice reading during the summer can lose up to three months of reading ability?
As local public libraries continue to provide online resources, including WiFi connections, to students and their families, we’ve also adapted our plans for the Summer Reading Program. Some libraries will have limited in person events; others will be strictly virtual; and some will offer self-directed programs that can be picked up at the library.
Georgia Public Library Service provides online access to Beanstack to all 411 public libraries in the state. Through Beanstack, you can track reading, participate in challenges, and engage with fun literacy activities. You can check with your local library to see their schedule and learn how to sign up for Beanstack.
Many of our public libraries also serve as meal or snack sites for the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which makes free healthy meals and snacks available to young people in communities with high rates of poverty.
Prevent the summer learning slide, and help your child be ready for school in the fall, through the Summer Reading Program at your local library.