Summer Reading Club returns to library

The Kent District Library (KDL) invites the whole family to sign up for the Summer Reading Club and spend some time reading this summer! This year’s Summer Reading Club runs from Monday, June 13 to Saturday, August 6.

With new activities for babies and adults, KDL’s Summer Reading Club really does offer something for everyone. There’s Baby Bingo for babies 0-18 months; One World, Many Stories for kids 18 months through fifth grade; You are Here for teens grades 6-12; and Novel Destinations for adults. Meet your reading goals and enter to win great prizes such as gift certificates, a new bicycle, and even a Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReader.

Not only is KDL’s Summer Reading Club a great way to have fun this summer, but it’s also an important step in helping to prevent what’s known as summer reading loss. Studies show that “students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer vacation.” The KDL aims to help prevent summer reading loss by providing programs and activities that encourage learning while children and teens are away from school. By developing these habits now and making learning fun, we hope to help people succeed in school and in life.

Sign up for KDL’s Summer Reading Club starting June 13 at any of KDL’s 18 branch locations. The Krause Memorial Library branch is located at 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. For more information, please call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Kent District Library is a millage-supported system encompassing 18 branch libraries in 26 governmental units throughout Kent County. KDL serves 362,312 people in all areas of Kent County except the City of Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Sparta, and Solon Township.

 

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