Studies show that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer vacation. Kent District Library’s summer reading program is an important step in helping to prevent what’s known as summer reading loss by providing programs and activities that encourage learning while children and teens are away from school, and it’s a great way to have fun this summer.
Last year, KDL had the busiest summer reading program of any public library system in Michigan–26,000 people, or 18,183 kids, 4,660 teens and 3,091 adults at its 18 libraries. This year’s Summer Reading @ KDL program runs from Friday, June 1 to Friday, August 31.
With activities for babies, kids, teens and adults, Summer Reading @ KDL offers something for everyone: There’s Summer Reading for Babies 0-24 months, Dream Big Read for kids 24 months through grade 5, Own the Night for teens grades 6-12, and Between the Covers for adults. Our new “Experience Summer” online badge component will encourage participants to learn not only through reading, but also through seeing, going and experiencing. Read for the chance to win great prizes such as gift certificates, getaways and even an Amazon Kindle!
KDL is also offering an exciting line-up of summer programs, including Animal Crackers Petting Zoo, Super Sub Sampler, Could You Survive the Hunger Games, Summer Carnivals and so much more!
Sign up for Summer Reading @ KDL starting June 1 at any of KDL’s 18 branch locations.
For more information, call 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.