As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no “summer slide” in my house! Luckily, Boca Raton dad and Mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He recently issued a proclamation declaring that June 4 through August 10 will be designated as Summer Reading for 2018! This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!,” encourages residents of all ages to “rock out and read!” Residents are also welcome to participate in the over 100 programs and classes for all ages at the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL). I can definitely appreciate some free summer fun!
Public libraries like BRPL play a critical role in providing a bridge for education and academic skills for students over the summer months. This is to help prevent the “summer slide,” during which students may lose educational achievements made over the previous school year. To combat this, the Boca Raton Public Library is presenting an exciting summer of educational initiatives!
The Boca Raton Public Library is a place of learning and discovery for residents of all ages. Adults are also encouraged to participate in Summer Reading to set a good example for their Boca kids. Reading helps adults improve memory, learn new things and enhance well being. We can all use that, right?
The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, through a recent donation, will also provide “Libraries Rock!” book bags for registered summer reading participants. There will also be prizes for participating children, ‘tweens and teens. Library staff will also wear themed Summer Reading shirts this summer thanks to the Friends’ donation.
Get your kids signed up today, Boca moms! We all need something to do when it’s raining outside, right?