Summer reading is an important part of a child’s education. Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your child hasn’t been reading regularly this summer, they may be in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline in their reading ability.
Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system. The situation for economically disadvantaged students is especially grim: if students from low-income families don’t read over the summer, they are much more likely to fall behind their more privileged peers, widening the “achievement gap.”
Kids are encouraged to read as much as they can. Those with the most books will receive prizes at the end of Summer Reading. Every Thursday, parents are encouraged to bring their children to the library for education and fun! Below is our schedule for each Thursday.
June 14th- Kick-Off Ice Cream Social
June 21st- The Science Mine
June 28th- Butte Symphony
July 5th- Sing along with SING Movie
July 12th- Chalk Art on the Sidewalk
July 19th- Magic Show
July 26th-Irish Dancers
If questions about this program, please contact our Children’s department at 406-723-3361 ext. 6150.