Friday, June 8, 2012

It's Time for Summer Library Program - YAY!

Do you know what Summer Slide is? (Hint: you won't see it at the playground.) Summer break causes children to lose up to a month of instruction, and researchers refer to this as Summer Slide. Gaps in reading ability in high school is largely explained by unequal access to summer learning in elementary school. A big part of the gap already exists when children start school. Sorry but using computers, playing video games, and watching TV do not help. What have researchers determined is the best solution? Summer programs at libraries, which are specifically designed to fight Summer Slide. We make reading fun with programs, crafts, games, and prizes.

Don't let your children fall behind! Bring them to the totally FREE Summer Library Program which starts next week. We have programs for all ages and at all three of our libraries. The theme for the children's program this year is Dream Big: READ!

In Natchez at the Armstrong Library, we have programs for three different age groups:
  • PreK and Kindergarten: Tuesdays, 10 - 10:30 am, June 19 - July 10
  • Grades 1 - 3: Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 am, June 20 - July 11
  • Grades 4 - 6:  Wednesdays, 2 - 3:30, June 20 - July 11
At the Woodville Public Library, the program for all ages is held on Wednesdays, 2 - 3:30 pm, June 6 - 27.

The program in Centreville, also for all ages, is on Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 pm, June 20 - July 11.

Check out the Summer Library page on our website for more details.

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