Summer Reading is a free program that encourages children and teens to read over the school break in order to prevent summer reading loss, when students who don't read can lose up to three months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of fifth grade, children who lose reading skills over the summer will be three years behind their classmates. The library offers incentives such as fun prizes and activities in exchange for reading.
Our 2018 theme is “Libraries Rock.” Participants will be encouraged to explore the creative, expressive, inspirational power of music through engaging programs, literature, technology, arts and more. Children, teens and adults will have the opportunity to read books and attend library programs that demonstrate exactly why our libraries rock! Our focus for children and teens is to keep their minds active and engaged during their summer break, with incentives for reading and a wide array of programs highlighting music and its connection to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), making, coding and more. By engaging the whole family and presenting diverse programs and books for every interest, Baltimore County Public Library hopes to keep library goers rockin’ and rollin’ all summer long!