CHILDREN WHO USE THE LIBRARY PERFORM BETTER IN SCHOOL AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO USE THE LIBRARY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING.

CHILDREN WHO USE THE LIBRARY PERFORM BETTER IN SCHOOL AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO USE THE LIBRARY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING.

Libraries offer a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after school. Summer reading clubs keep children reading during school vacation and have been shown to be the most important factor in avoiding the decrease in reading skills that educators refer to as "summer slide."
77% of student library users ages 12-17 use the library for homework.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you haven’t been to your local library lately, September is a great time for a visit.

Learn about ways to celebrate and help us spread the word at: ilovelibraries.org/library-card.

Watch this video to learn how libraries transform education.

 

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