As students leave the textbooks behind at the end of the school year, area librarians are working to keep them engaged in reading this summer. The decline in reading ability and other academic skills can occur over the summer months when school is not in session. Beth Lokken, the youth services librarian at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay, says the “summer slide” can cause a substantial setback for students in many areas of education.
The Door County Library began the Summer Reads program this week at each of their eight locations. You can find more information on programs offered with this story online.