School may be (almost) out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that your little ones should stop practicing their reading. Last week I chatted with Carol Ann Luby, the vice president of membership for the University Park Library, and she shared an interesting fact with me: children can lose two to three brain levels in reading during the summer time if they don’t do it regularly. As a child I spent my summers enrolled in Hyer’s book club, and I credit it as one of the reasons I love reading so much (shout out to Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Shuford). Are you looking for something similar to enroll your little ones in? Here are the details on the summer reading programs at the UP and HP libraries.
- Are your little ones competitive? Then the University Park Library has the perfect book club for them. Kiddos will compete against each other – making reading not only an educational activity, but an exciting competition. You can register your babes at Caruth Park on June 8th or at the library.
- For kiddos who live in Highland Park, the HP Library is kicking off the summer reading season with a celebration at Prather Park on June 7th at 10:30 a.m. Lizza Conner, local children’s musician, will be there to perform.