Why Kimball Library does a Summer Reading Program:
Summer reading programs help kids keep up their reading skills while they’re not in the classroom. After all, if you don’t use it, you lose it!
~ Kids who participate in a summer reading program
score higher on standardized tests, and
score higher on assessment tests at the beginning of the school year
than kids who don’t.
~ By the end of third grade, kids who participate in a summer reading program have better reading scores than kids who don’t.
This summer at Kimball Library —
~ 677 kids and their grown-ups attended 49 events, among them:
24 storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers, including one with a musician and one with a dog!
5 Arts Bus visits
2 book clubs
1 ice cream sundae party – very important for learning!!
~ 57 kids officially signed up for the program, and reported reading 2215 books
~ kids and their grown-ups borrowed TONS of books, magazines, audiobooks, and DVDs – 4533, to be exact!