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Library Summer Reading Program back to boost out-of-school learning


June 21, 2016

The Sweet Home Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program gets under way this week to help keep students engaged in education through their summer vacation.

“At best, students showed little or no academic growth over summer. At worst, students lost one to three months of learning,” according to research by Duke University professor Harris Cooper and his colleagues.

Libraries across Oregon, including Sweet Home, are offering free summer programs aimed at making summer learning fun, while ensuring children still get a break from the rigors of school. The theme this year is “On...

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