Avoiding the ‘Summer Slide’

Summer is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to come and enjoy the library as a family and discover everything the Santa Clarita Library has to offer.  Research shows that reading comprehension and test scores are lower at the end of summer break than they are at the beginning. The end of the school year marks the beginning of the ‘summer slide,’ where students who do not read over the break lose more than two months of reading comprehension achievement.

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But don’t fret! The summer also brings with it Santa Clarita Library’s fourth annual Summer Reading Program!  This year, we will be Reading to the Rhythm with many musical and music-related events for patrons of all ages.  School-age children are encouraged to participate in our Read Five Challenge.  It has been found that reading four or more books over the summer has a greater impact on reading comprehension than reading three books or less.  Children and teens that complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle for music instruments at our end of summer event.

Whether your family listens to an audiobook on a road trip or visits the library for the latest graphic novels, let the library work with you to fight off the summer slide.


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