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Metro Library System's Summer Reading Program

Reading for just 20 minutes a day, kids maintain their current reading skills. (MLS)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KOKH) Kids will soon hear the final school bell of the year and head off into the summer break. However, on average, children lose approximately two months of their reading achievement if they do not read during the summer. They typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they did on the same test at the beginning of the summer. And these few months of reading loss accumulate over the years. By the time kids reach middle school, those who haven’t read during the summers may have lost as much as two years worth of achievement!

The Metro Library System is once again kicking off their annual Summer Reading Program. This year kids of all ages can take part in summer reading and “build a better world”. Just read – or listen - for 10 hours to win great prizes. Throughout the summer you can earn special badges by doing various tasks: checkout a cookbook and cook a recipe from a different culture, write a book review, tag us in a social media post, join us in a scavenger hunt and much more!


Reading for just 20 minutes a day, kids maintain their current reading skills. Not only will it help them stay on track when school starts back, but with reading, they can experience a summer of adventure by stimulating their imaginations.

For more information, visit www.metrolibrary.org


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