NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Children across the city will be going on vacation this month when school ends for the summer, and the Newport Beach Public Library wants to play a part in their vacation plans.
The Newport Beach Public Library will launch its summer reading program on June 11, and it will be open to children of all ages. The program will run until July 30, and this year’s theme is “Reading Beyond the Box,” library officials said.
Registration for the program will be available on the Newport Beach Public Library website from June 11. Book recommendations and prizes for attendees will also be listed online.
The program will prevent young people from succumbing to the “summer slide”, where they experience a loss of academic skills during the break, library officials said. It’s also a chance for high school students to get a head start on any required reading for the new school year.
Newport Beach officials said the summer reading program is also open to adults and “provides a perfect reason to catch up” on any books they intend to read.
“The Summer Reading Program is a great time to make reading a priority,” said Debbie Walker, Youth Services Coordinator. “Perfect for all ages, it’s just fun and smart.”