Summer reading programs offered this summer at Grand County Library District branches |

Summer reading programs offered this summer at Grand County Library District branches

Public libraries across Colorado are gearing up to offer summer reading programs for students of all ages. Libraries will offer events, crafts, reading buddies, and other fun activities to promote the enjoyment of reading a good book.

School is letting out for summer breaks so parents and children may want to stop by a GCLD branch library (or visit for information about how to keep your children engaged in reading and learning.

At GCLD, the summer reading program theme is “One World, Many Stories” for elementary-age children. The “You Are Here” themed program for young adults, is available on-line. Registration began June 1, 2011. The programs include prizes, activities, and performers.

Studies show that students who do not read during the summer can experience “summer set-back,” losing ground in learning and returning to school less ready for the next year after summer break.

In the summer of 2010, nearly 214,000 Colorado children, teens and adults participated in summer reading at their library. Over the past 10 years, approximately 1.5 million participants registered for summer reading programs at their Colorado public library.

“We have seen a significant increase in children’s participation in summer reading programs at public libraries in the past 10 years,” stated Eugene Hainer, Director of the Colorado State Library. “We are hoping for another record breaking year.”

For more information, call Youth Service Specialist, Joy McCoy at 970-406-0765, or visit the GCLD website at

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