Twin Falls Public Library works to help prevent the ‘Summer Slide’

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:15 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Many studies have shown that children who do not read or learn over the summer break can experience the summer slide, which is a regression in their academic grade level.

The Twin Falls Public Library is working to combat this issue by offering summer reading programs for people of all ages.

One librarian says they aim to make reading fun and something that kids want to do.

Many of the programs were canceled last year, so the library is glad they are able to offer them for families this year.

“We pride ourselves here at the library, especially on reluctant readers, on finding books and materials that they will like and will like that spark of reading, so whatever your child’s interests are, bring them in and hopefully we can find something that they will like and engage them, that’s one of our favorite things we do for sure,” said Erica Littlefield who works at the Twin Falls Public Library.

You don’t need to have a library card to take part in the summer reading programs.

For more information on these programs, visit their website.

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