With the school year drawing to a close, students will be free for the few short months of summer from having to do mandatory schoolwork.
But for many students, the loss of academic rigor over the summer, especially reading, takes a toll. To help prevent summer reading loss in local students, the Lassen Library is holding a weekly summer reading program.
The program, Reading by Design, will be held at the library from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday from June 21 through July 26.
Along with providing the participating students a weekly, fun activity to participate in throughout the course of the summer, the program will be keeping the kids reading, which will help to prevent loss of reading abilities during the break from school.
Statistics show that students who read as few as five books over the summer will prevent reading loss, giving students better reading schools and higher test scores over time.
Each meeting of the program will include fun filled activities for participants. There will be two meetings of the program in the month of June. The June 21 meeting will include learning about building a catapult while on June 28, participants will have the opportunity to tiedye T-shirts.
The three meetings in July will continue the exciting activities. The July 12 festivity will include each individual student getting to create his or her own giant coloring sheets. In celebration of the fair, the participants will get to be in the fair parade for the meeting of the program on July 22. The final meeting of the program will be the July 26 with an awards ceremony and a large variety of spectacular crafts.