Thursday, July 12, 2018 was designated as National Summer Learning Day. It’s a day to focus attention on the importance of providing all children with enriching and educational experiences throughout the summer vacation months. Research shows that children in poverty are most likely to suffer from lack of enriching experiences during the summer. These same children are then more likely to fall behind their peers when school begins in the fall, due to the lack of engagement and learning during the summer.
Summer learning is a priority at the Kenton County Public Library, and we make it a priority all summer long, not just for a day! Both inside our Library buildings and out in the community, KCPL staff members are working hard to make sure all children have the kind of educational and recreational experiences they need to continue learning throughout the summer.
Of course, one of the most important things that children need to do during the summer is to READ! To encourage reading, KCPL’s Summer Reading Club provides incentive prizes. Our Summer Reading Club goes from June 1-August 31, so there is still time to participate!
For children ages 2-12: Read 5 books, or 2.5 hours, and win a free book! Read 5 more books, or another 2.5 hours, and win a special tee shirt or a drawstring bag. To participate, stop in any library location and pick up a booklog, or register online.
Library storytimes at all locations keep our youngest children engaged and entertained!
Programs for school aged children include arts and crafts, science, and technology.
Special events at our Libraries include entertainers, animal shows, and museum presentations.
Mr. Cowpie shared his music and his animals, entertaining the crowd at Durr.
Out in the community, you can find the Library at summer schools, community centers, day care centers and parks!
Our Library buildings are also host sites for the USDA Summer Nutrition Program, ensuring that children receive the nutrition support they need to stay healthy for the summer!
As always, all of our Library programs are absolutely free! To find out about the many ways that KCPL is supporting summer learning in our community, visit www.kentonlibrary.org/events.