Find out how you can support Summer Reading and help children beat the “Summer Slide.”
Did you know?
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency. This is called the “Summer Slide.”
In 2013, more than 900 children participated in the Bosler Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Club. The program keeps students’ skills sharp over the summer months, so they return to school ready to read and ready to learn. Every $10 you give will support the reading program as well as fun and educational programming for one child. Support Summer Reading and help children beat the “Summer Slide.”
“Public libraries, through their summer reading programs, put books in the hands of children. This is the best antidote for the ‘summer slide’ in children’s reading achievement. Access to books and library programs over the summer results in more reading which, in turn, results in improved reading skills.”
Libraries and New York's
Bernard A. Margolis