Summer Reading Program

It's time for another Summer Reading Program.  The 2024 theme is "Adventure Begins at Your Library." 

Patrons can register for the Summer Reading Program at the library or at this website. Registration begins on May 20th and continues throughout the summer. Use the last grade completed when registering for the Summer Reading Program. Log sheets must be picked up at the Sterling Public Library. Come in to the library to register babies under the age of 2. To log time at least one level must be completed, but multiple levels may be turned in at a time. 

Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the “summer slide,” and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.  When children return to school in the fall, they are behind their classmates and teachers often spend the first months reviewing what the children learned the previous year. Those losses accumulate during the elementary school years so that by the time a child enters middle school he/she may be almost 3 years behind!  But we can prevent the summer slide and even accelerate reading growth during the summer months. Sterling Public Library can help! Studies show that kids that participate in an organized Summer Reading Program read significantly more than kids that do not participate in a program.

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