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PPLC Program Guide

Prevent the Summer Slide: READ 20 minutes a day with your family!

By Cheryl Morales, PPLC Executive Director

The Summer Slide is not a playground option, but is a condition of learning loss. All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students can lose up to two months' worth of recently acquired skills such as reading and math during the summer break. Learning should not stop just because school is out.

Summer has an image of being a carefree time for play, vacations, and visits to theme parks, but should also include time spent in museums and libraries.

We want you to know that your Pinellas Public Libraries are in good company with other agencies in Pinellas County, to encourage and support reading and reading activities from birth to infinity. Especially in the summer.

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PPLC and its Member Libraries are partnering locally with the Early Learning Coalition (ELC), the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB), Pinellas County Schools (PCS), the Tampa Bay Rays, and the United Way Suncoast — to encourage families to READ together 20 minutes a day.

Each organization has their own campaign, but through these partnerships, we aim to achieve a positive collective impact throughout the county.

Summer reading programs at your public library are listed inside this program guide! Please have a look, and bring your children to each program.

Together let's ensure your children are prepared for maximum success when the next school year begins! Visit a Pinellas Public Library near you for more information.

What you can do to slow the Summer Slide:

  • Read together 20 minutes a day.
  • Participate in your library's Summer Reading Programs.
  • Enroll children in the PCS Summer Bridge Program.
  • Play together at your Parks and Recreation's summer camp/programs.
  • Pull out the board games — the ones that engage children in reading.
  • Celebrate all successes, and make learning fun!
  • Audio Books — instead of listening to the radio, listen to a book.
  • Find reasons for your child to practice writing skills.
  • Learn a new word each week!
  • COOK with your child — reading recipies and following directions builds skills.

We want to HELP you prevent the Summer Slide!

 

Library Closings for June, 2016

  • Oldsmar Public Library - June 25: Staff Development Day

 

Please click here to see the complete listing of Library closings and time changes.

 

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