Editorial: Avoid ‘summer slide’ by continuing to read



For students, summer vacation is a relief. No classes. No homework.

But their learning shouldn’t stop. And the freedom that comes with extra time of summer break affords youngsters the opportunity to explore, exactly what the folks at Jackson County Public Library and Brownstown Public Library are encouraging with their summer reading programs.

The mission of local libraries’ summer reading programs is to keep youngsters reading. It can be whatever they want to read, just keep them reading. It’s a good way to keep their minds sharp when school is not in session and fight what’s called the “summer slide.”

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