The Summer Learning Challenge at Bosler Memorial Library is open to children, teens, and adults. At any age and any stage, reading is an essential part of a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. As children, reading is the most significant skill that can be developed for lifelong success. As adults, reading alleviates stress and models for children the fun and value of reading as part of your daily life. As seniors, reading is a valuable way to keep your mind sharp. Summer reading is not only a part of the year-round reading experience for many, but for children it is of critical importance.
DID YOU KNOW?
During the summer months children lose up to two months of learning from the previous school year. Reading during the summer months is the most effective way for children to avoid suffering from what researchers call the "summer slide" and library summer learning clubs are a free and fun way to ensure that children experience quality reading and programming opportunities.
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The Summer Learning Challenge is open to everyone. All programs are free of charge; however, donations are accepted to support The Summer Learning Challenge.
Summer Learning Website
Check out our new Summer Learning Website provided by Beanstack! With our new website when you log your reading, either books or minutes, you earn points and unlock badges. These help you earn prizes! In addition to reading, you can also log activities and earn points and badges for those as well. Check it out here: Summer Learning Website.
Registration for Children and Teen Programs
Registration for each session opens at 10:00 am on the registration date indicated and closes 24 hours before the start of each program unless otherwise noted. Contact the Youth Services Department at 243-4642, ext. 2231 to register. Not all programs require registration, see individual descriptions for details.
Registration for Adult Programs
Registration for adult programs opens May 20th at 10:00 am and closes 24 hours before the start of each program. Contact the Information Services Desk at (717) 243-4642 ext. 2237 to register. Not all programs require registration, see individual descriptions for details.
We generously thank our sponsors for our Summer Learning Challenge: Friends of Bosler Library, F&M Trust, and The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.
Support for the Summer Learning Challenge was also provided by Riverview Bank, Weis Markets, Inc., UGI Utilities, Inc., PPL, and Avalon through the Cumberland County Library System Foundation.