WINTER PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY CHALLENGES COMMUNITY TO READ 10,000 BOOKS THIS SUMMER
Library’s Summer Reading Challenge promotes reading to avert summer learning loss for students and to strengthen community-wide literacy
The Winter Park Public Library invites residents and patrons to participate in a community-wide goal to read 10,000 books from June 1 – July 31 as part of its Summer Reading Challenge.
Executive Director Sabrina Smith says the primary goal is to encourage students to keep reading while out of school to prevent summer learning loss that contributes to achievement gaps in the following school year and making reading a priority for life is a second goal. WPPL will be offering lots of resources to help kids and adults find books and literature-based activities that make reading fun.
Summer learning loss during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading for low-income and middle-income youth by ninth grade.
WPPL will be kicking off its Summer Reading Challenge with a party Saturday June 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm at the library with reading- and fun-inducing games, crafts, rock wall climbing, a petting zoo, a Human Snow Cone machine, free smoothies and more. Our librarians will be on-hand to help match residents and patrons with a book to get started for summer reading.
To participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, simply go to https://wppl.beanstack.org/reader365 to register, each person enrolled to read will receive a free book. Anyone who logs in one book, either print books, ebooks, or audiobooks, will be entered to win a grand prize in their age group.