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Libraries, Schools, Communities, Homes: Toward Progress in Reading, in Summer and Every Day

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The New Haven Independent recently covered the city public schools’ efforts to encourage summer reading among students — including through distribution of books via various outlets.

In the comments section below the article, City Librarian Martha Brogan posted the following:

“Far from a burden to shoulder, it gives the New Haven Free Public Library great joy and a sense of fulfillment to offer a rich array of summer learning opportunities!  Continuing a proud tradition among public libraries for more than a century, this summer, NHFPL joins together with public libraries across the country to celebrate the theme, ‘Build a Better World/Construye un Mundo Mejor!’  Learn more about NHFPL’s summer reading offerings for kids ages 12 and under as well as teens: http://nhfpl.org/ymsummerlearning/.

Programs extend across all 5 NHFPL locations as well as our Readmobile, which will visit 20 sites and make popular appearances at community events, such as LEAP’s Annual Read-in on the New Haven Green on July 14th.  And yes, with outstanding support from the Mayor, Board of Alders, and New Haven taxpayers, all NHFPL locations are open throughout the summer months during our regular hours, http://nhfpl.org/locations-hours/.

Thanks to the NewAlliance Foundation, with support from an anonymous foundation, and friends like you, NHFPL is offering its nationally recognized, ‘READy for the Grade’ program to prevent summer reading loss.  With group and individual tutoring as well as family nights, this program is hosted at Wilson Branch Library.  To register, please call Wilson Branch Library 203-946-2228 right away…. Read more about this signature program in the Urban Libraries Council, ‘Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun,’ http://www.urbanlibraries.org/filebin/pdfs/ULC_NSLA_SummerLearningOnlineToolkit.pdf

Once kids have enjoyed the books in their backpacks and the totes are depleted, continue your passion for learning by stopping in at one of our friendly locations to get your NHFPL library card or pre-register online and start enjoying our e-books immediately by clicking here, https://library.nhfpl.org/selfreg.html~S9.

Together, we will ‘Build a Better World!’”

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