Keeping younger our bodies and minds energetic when college is out for summer time could be a problem. And that problem is being addressed in Montgomery County.

Keeping younger our bodies and minds energetic when college is out for summer time could be a problem. And that problem is being addressed in Montgomery County, Maryland.

“Reading and household engagement all through the summer time is important,” mentioned Maranda Schoppert, Early Literacy and Children’s Programming Manager at Montgomery County Public Libraries.

MCPL will launch its 2024 Summer Reading Challenge on June 14, with six kickoff events throughout the county, but registration is now. The program will run by way of Aug. 31.

The yr’s theme is “Adventure Starts Here,” and MCPL mentioned it’s partnering with the Montgomery County Parks Foundation to encourage readers to discover space parks.

“It permits youngsters and youths to fill their summer time with nice books and enjoyable actions,” Schoppert mentioned. “[And] encourage our youth to provide again to their group whereas they’re socializing, enjoying, and studying all summer time lengthy.”

Kids can earn digital badges and vouchers for a Washington Nationals sport. There are additionally raffle prizes for teenagers, together with a Nintendo Switch. Schoppert mentioned participation within the Summer Reading Challenge will increase yearly.

“We’re striving to get youngsters to keep up or enhance their studying and significant considering expertise all through these months the place they’re not at school,” Schoppert mentioned.

New this yr, MCPL is providing an Adult Summer Reading Challenge, with particular occasions like a mocktail occasion.

Families can be a part of MCPL without cost applications all summer time, together with story occasions within the park, musical performances, magic exhibits, film nights and STEM actions. The library may present youngsters with e book suggestions and presents stay one-on-one tutoring on-line. Readers can borrow as much as 100 books with a MCPL card.

“We wish to assist curb that summer time studying loss that may occur throughout the summer time,” Schoppert mentioned. “We wish to encourage youngsters to proceed to construct these good habits that they’re labored so arduous to realize all through the college yr.”

You do not need to be a Montgomery County resident to take part within the studying problem and summer time applications.

More info on MCPL’s 2024 Summer Reading Challenge might be discovered online.

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