Summer reading program aims to keep kids from falling behind academically

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean children should be putting away their thinking caps.

The Vigo County Public Library’s Summer Reading program, which lasts until July 31, aims to keep kids reading and learning during the summer months. 

This summer’s theme is “A Universe of Stories”, which focuses on exploration in relation to reading new books and expanding knowledge.

VCPL Program and Event Manager Sarah Trover says this program helps kids avoid losing skills they gained during the school year. 

“So the summer slide is something we really need to combat, so the idea of what kids lose during the summer months, so if you’re not reading, if you’re not doing other educational activities, you’re losing out on your skills, so you’re not able to get that back when you go back into school,” said Trover.

The program began on June 1. 
 

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