Sno-Isle library program helps students avoid ‘summer slump’

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5039_20150529120932Sno-Isle Libraries has launched its 2015 Explore Summer program, offering kids and teens a way to have fun and be ready for school come fall.

Students involved in summer activities that include critical thinking, creativity and hands-on discovery begin the school year better prepared for success, said Leslie Moore, Sno-Isle’s youth and outreach services manager. “Research confirms what every teacher knows: that students can easily fall behind academically during the summer. It’s commonly known as ‘summer slump.’”

Explore Summer Participants who read for 10 hours during the summer will win a free prize book at their local libraries. If they read for 50 hours, they earn the title of “Power Reader” and will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD 6. All will be encouraged to take advantage of library programs that build skills for school success. They will have the chance to create catapults, discover insects, explore super science, write online book reviews and meet real-life heroes.

Online registration is required. Children can register at sno-isle.org/summerkids; teens can register at sno-isle.org/summerteens.

Reading logs can be printed online or picked up at one of Sno-Isle’s 21 community libraries and Bookmobile.

Moore encouraged parents to watch the two-minute video Summer Learning, which explains how much activities can enhance school success.

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