We all know that it's critical to keep kids' minds active and engaged over the summer to
avoid the dreaded "summer slide" (where students actually lose learning during the months they're out of school).
The simple act of reading 15 minutes every day helps to keep students' skills sharp. Montgomery County libraries offer summer reading programs where children can earn prizes for reading achievement. Many programs offer incentives for caregivers, too, so adults can model positive reading habits as they encourage young readers.
Additionally, libraries often offer partnerships with out-of-school programs, helping to incorporate summer reading into fun summer camps and clubs.
Learn more about each program (Dayton Metro, Germantown, Washington-Centerville, Wright Memorial). Whether there's one child in your life or 50 young learners under your care, sign up online or at your local branch.
Take a look at the tip sheet for fun ways to encourage reading and helpful questions you can ask the young learner in your life as you support their reading journey.