Solano County Library

June 9th - August 9th
Solano County Libaries

Once again local libraries are gearing up for their annual push to get kids reading this summer.  “Kids who don’t read tend to experience a “summer slide,” their reading abilities regress and that effect is cumulative. Studies show that summer learning impacts high school completion rates and college attendance,” said Ann Miller, a Library spokesperson. 
 
To encourage young people to read and explore learning activities this summer Solano County Library has planned two age-appropriate reading programs, “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children and “Spark a Reaction” for teens.  Prizes, games and weekly performances are a three-prong approach to remind families that summer is a time to read, for learning and for pleasure. The programs also emphasize “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Arts, and Math) with activities such as  Python Ron’s Reptiles, science experiments, and a family night of “X-treme Science.”  The Friends of the Library underwrite events at all of Solano County Library’s eight branches.
 
“This is one way we can impact the whole community because we know that kids who read over the summer do better in school,” said Miller. “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children and “Spark a Reaction” for teens begin June 9 and end August 9.  Solano County Library’s website, www.solanolibrary.com will have a full listing of events, game boards and sign up information beginning May 27, 2014. “We hope everyone will find a book this summer and get lost in it. Nothing beats a good book on a hot day,” said Miller.
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Topics : Education
Location : Solano County
People : Ann Miller
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