Summer reading comes to Mitchell County Public Library

Summer break for schools is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to think about how to support and encourage reading during summer vacation.  

Over the summer, children may suffer from summer reading loss. Researchers have found evidence summer reading loss is significant and causes students to spend the fall reviewing what was taught last spring. The Summer Reading Program at the Library is the perfect place to help prevent summer reading loss. By attending the summer reading program:  

1. Children are motivated to read

2. Children develop positive attitudes about books and the Library

3. Children retain reading skills over the summer

4. Children have access to experiences to further their sense of discovery

5. Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively

The Summer Reading Program starts June 24 at the Spruce Pine Public Library with the Parkway Playhouse presenting “The Three Little Pigs” the musical.

Other dates include: 

• July 2 at Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville – make an eight-pointed star sun catcher;

• July 9 at Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville – create your own sparkling galaxy slime;

• July 16 at Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville – universe in a Jar;

• July 23 at Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville – create a three-dimensional, eight-pointed paper star;

• July 29 at Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville – Professor Whizzpop magic show.

All programs begin at 11 a.m. 

Make plans to attend the Summer Reading Program and avoid summer reading loss. Call the Library at 828-688-2511 for more information.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616