Summer reading programs are starting at Grand County libraries |

Summer reading programs are starting at Grand County libraries

It’s almost summer, a time to celebrate the reading skills and strategies that students have acquired and practiced all yearlong. And, of course, it’s also a time to simply enjoy books — to let them excite, inspire, teach, and push us to new ways of thinking.

Studies show that students who do not read during the summer can experience “summer setback,” losing ground with what they learned during the school year. They return to school, less ready for the new year than before their summer break. To prevent this, public libraries across Colorado are gearing up to offer summer reading programs for students of all ages, offering special events and other fun activities to promote the enjoyment of reading a good book.

The Grand County Library District offers enjoyable summer reading programs that motivate children during their summer vacation. Participants can win fun prizes during the months of June, July, and August, for counting and recording the titles of the books they read. Families are also welcome to join their local library for free weekly special events, featuring entertainment for all ages. Registration begins June 1.

Stop by your local branch library (Fraser Valley, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, and the Juniper Library in Grand Lake) or visit for information about how to keep your children engaged in reading and learning over the summer. For more information, call Grand County Library District Youth Service Specialist, Joy McCoy at 970-406-0765.

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