Summer Reading Program

It's time for another Summer Reading Program.  The 2020 theme is "Imagine Your Story." 

***Due to Covid -19 and state guidelines this year's Summer Reading Program will be a little different. As state guidelines change the options for logging time may also be adjusted.***

Register for the Summer Reading Program at this website. Registration begins on May 26th and continues throughout the summer. Use the last grade completed when registering and printing log sheets. Log sheets can also be picked up at the Sterling Public Library's Curbside Pick Up. Call the library or come in 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. Drop log sheets in the mail box to the north of the outside book return. Sheets will be logged and times will scheduled for prize pick up through the Curbside service. Time may also be logged inside the library and prizes will be immediately available for pick up. Be sure to request any additional library materials for pick up at the same time. Regular weekly programs will be available virtually on the library's Facebook page.
Age 2- Preschool
Kindergarten-2nd Grade
3rd-5th Grade
6th-8th Grade
9th-12th Grade

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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