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Did you know that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward?
Maintain Your Advantage!
Children lose an average of two months of instruction during the summer months, or roughly 22 percent of what they learned during the school year. There is a simple solution to this dilemma and that is to keep your children reading and a great way to keep them motivated to read is to join your library’s summer reading program.
What to Do
Take a look at Fun, Sun and Good Books: UT Experts Say Summer Reading Keeps Skills Strong for further information about the importance of keeping the reading habit going all year long; then come to any of our branch libraries to register your child for our summer reading program. It’s fun, it’s free, but best of all your children will be reading and carrying literacy skills with them for life.
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Jeanine Asche has over 30 years of library experience working mostly with children and families. In her spare time, besides reading of course, she dabbles in painting, enjoys hiking with her husband and family, and spends time refereeing her animal menagerie--a crazy lab mix, a rambunctious kitten, and occasionally, her spirited "grand puppy".