The National Summer Learning Association reports that children can lose 2-3 months of educational progress over the summer, and children from low-income families are more likely to fall behind than their peers.
By creating a family culture that elevates reading all summer long, children who read are more likely to retain their knowledge and enter school in the fall ready to learn more.
In Tacoma, Stand for Children is hosting a Summer Reading Club to provide free and fun reading events, field trips, and activities for the whole family.
Here is the 2018 schedule for the Tacoma Summer Reading Club:
Friday, June 15 – 4:00 PM
Summer Kick-off Party – Tacoma Moore Library
Wednesday, June 27 – 12:00 PM
Journey to Japan – Tacoma Main Library
Wednesday, July 11– 12:30 PM
Urban Hike & Picnic – E. Roosevelt & 42nd
Wednesday, August 1 – 11:00 AM
We’re all Storytellers – Asian Pacific Cultural Center
Every event is free to the public. Snacks and family activities will also be provided.
For more information, families should contact Organizer Sara Irish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to join the Summer Reading Club, please register using the link below: