Children of all ages are encouraged to keep reading and learning through the summer. The theme of Cobb Public Library System's Summer Reading Program this year is "Build a Better World." The program is being held through July 29, with a special kickoff party June 3, at Switzer Library. The reading program is open to all of Cobb and is a fun, social and entertaining way to spend the summer. To learn how to participate, click the appropriate age group below.
- The Early Literacy Program is about young children building reading and language skills. Reading to young children, even infants, increases word recognition and vocabulary.
- The Children’s Program engages kids in language skills development for success. Students are at risk of losing two-to-three months of reading and math over the summer. The Summer Reading Program is a fun way to keep students learning!
- The Teen Program motivates teens to read and talk about literature. Teens who participate in summer reading tend to perform better academically and achieve greater academic gains than those who don’t.
- The Adult Program is about experiencing the joy of reading. Reading relieves stress, strengthens the brain, and builds empathy