School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean education has to come to a halt. Unfortunately, many children experience learning loss during their summer break. According to Julie L. Wood, Ed.D., “the few months of loss in reading skills compounds over the years; by the time children reach middle school, those who haven't read during the summers may have lost as much as two years’ worth of achievement.”
You can help your children and visiting grandchildren avoid summer setback by picking up some beach reads at the Canton Free Library! The best part is that extra reading time doesn’t mean children have to sacrifice their time outdoors. We encourage children and adults to bring your books outdoors during our gorgeous North Country summer.