Thursday, June 12, 2008

Summer's Here!

If you’ve ever heard the term “summer slide” you know it refers to the failure of children to retain what they learned during the school year as they enjoy their summer vacations.

The library has a solution to that problem: Summer Library Program.

There are two parts to SLP. The first is weekly activity programs for students going into first grade, through fifth grade. These are held on Thursday afternoons.

The second (and our most favorite) part is the reading portion of the program. Children, adults and families sign up to read at home and receive prizes for reading certain numbers of books.

Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends can read to pre-readers. Adults can read to each other, if they choose. Kids can read to their pets, if they like. The point is to get everyone in the household reading.

The first Summer Library Program Thursday afternoon activity is today, June 9th at 2:30. Follow this link

www.maitlandpubliclibrary.org/YSnewsletter.pdf

to see a list of this summer’s programs. We look forward to seeing you there

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