Every year the Silver Falls Library provides the Summer Reading Program, which is available for kids and teens ages 0-18 as well as adults. However, it is especially important for K-12 students because studies have shown that when kids read over the summer, it helps prevent “summer slide.” The summer slide happens when kids are out of school for an extended period of time (particularly the summer), and they lose some of their skills they learned during their previous school year. That means that when they start the new school year in September, they are starting at a lower level than when they finished their previous grade in June.

That’s where Summer Reading comes in! At the Silver Falls Library, we ask that participants entering grades K-12 read for 20 minutes a day, and they have the opportunity to choose their goal: reading for 15 days, 30 days, or 45 days. We also make it fun by providing programs for all ages and giving away all kinds of prizes, including State Fair tickets, books, gift cards, and more! We will begin Summer Reading registration for ages 0-18 on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. If you have any questions, you can contact MacKenzie Ross, Youth Services Librarian, at 873-7633. Happy reading!