Fend off the summer slide, information from the Wallkill Public Library:

Study after study has shown that about two months’ worth of learning – or 22 percent of the school year – can be lost by kids who don’t read throughout the summer. The good news is that preventing the summer slide is relatively easy – research shows it takes just six books per summer (ones that are the right level for your child) to stave off learning loss.

The Wallkill Public Library makes it easy to meet whatever reading goal your child sets for himself. Even if your children aren’t quite school age, you can kick-start a love of books with the many story times scheduled each week throughout the Summer Reading Program. Offerings will include the traditional Mommy and Me, Toddler Story Time, and Book Buddies, as well as Musical Story Time (which will incorporate a Musik Garten curriculum), Toddler Musical Story Time, Getting Ready for Kindergarten, and School Crew (for those entering first grade). Let the library help you keep your kids sharp and ready for the fall! Registration for the Summer Reading Program is offered June 16 through June 20.

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New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.