Cleveland Public Library is encouraging all Cleveland children to sign-up for Summer Reading Club: Read to the Rhythm. Registration is now open and the summer reading club runs from June 8 through August 7.
“Summer reading is a vital tool in promoting learning and literacy, and combatting the summer setback that can happen when children are out of school,” said Felton Thomas, Director of CPL. “This summer we are fortunate to work with a wide network of libraries to evaluate and measure the efforts of encouraging children to make reading a regular part of their day, keep their reading levels strong, and prepare them for the next school year.”
This year CPL is working with six other library systems (Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Shaker Heights, and Westlake) to measure the impact and effectiveness of summer reading programs with the Make Your Summer Count initiative. The program is geared for young people (K-12) with the goal of preventing summer reading loss through programs and activities such as the summer reading club, online math activities, volunteering, and exploring local cultural organizations. To evaluate the effectiveness at preventing, or at least slowing learning loss, the Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute will gather and analyze data by interviewing children and their parents or legal guardians at three points during the program.
To register for Summer Reading Club, please visit http://readingclub.cpl.org. For more information, call 216-623-2921.