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PPLC Program Guide

Read to Prevent the Slippery Summer Slide!

The key to a fun, successful and enriching summer break for children is their public library! Summer break, a coveted time for many children, can be a time when children lose some of their hard-won academic gains from the previous school year in a condition called "summer slide". Research has shown that summer is a time when children's brains tend to be less engaged. This disengagement endangers the knowledge and skills that children picked up over the course of the previous school year. The key to stemming the summer slide is engagement. Research indicates there is one common activity to keep a child's mind engaged and active during the summer: READING! What can you do to ensure that your child stays on track all summer long? Luckily, public libraries in Pinellas County have a variety of free books, and fun programs guaranteed to match children's interests and provide educational enrichment.

Current Program Guide
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Here are some quick tips on how you can prevent summer slide:

  • Join a summer reading programs at your public library, these are free, educational, and social programs that engage children.
  • Carve out small pockets of time to read with your child every day, all you need is 20 minutes!
  • Provide a wide range of books for all interests and reading levels by visiting YOUR public library.
  • Encourage a love of reading in your child by giving them the freedom to choose books that interest them!
  • You are your child's favorite teacher, be a good example by having your child see you reading!
  • Have your child participate in Reading with the Rays and celebrate their success with a free trip to a Rays baseball game!
  • Seek out additional summer reading campaigns across Pinellas County!

Your public library's summer reading programs are listed inside this program guide. Browse the pages with your child, and select which of the interesting programs you will attend!

 

Reading with the Rays

Coming to a Library Near You on May 21! Click here for more.

 

Library Closings for June, 2017

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

 

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