Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer reading is fun, helps kids keep skills

Research indicates that students experience significant learning losses during the summer months, but that children who read during the summer retain reading and learning skills better than those who don't.

To curb learning loss, Fauquier County Public Library is presenting two free eight-week summer reading programs this year — one for children and one for teens — that engage participants in activities that encourage reading and learning over the summer months.

Registration for the programs begins June 1 at all Fauquier libraries. Weekly programs and special events — many of which the whole family can enjoy — begin June 14 and continue through Aug. 9. Learn more about the programs.