Summer reading keeps kids from falling behind

Children who fall behind their peers over the summer don’t “catch up” to the other kids in the fall because the other children are progressing with their skills.
By the end of the 5th grade, children who lose reading skills over the summer are two years behind their classmates. Participation in a summer reading program can often be just the thing that helps a child develop a lifelong habit of reading. Please take two minutes to watch this video from NBC. Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the Maryville Public Library starts May 29. It’s easy, fun, and free. Prizes and activities will be offered throughout the summer.

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