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Columbus Metropolitan Library Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1

New Albany - Plain Local Schools is encouraging families to help their children keep critical reading skills strong by participating in Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Summer Reading Challenge.

Beginning Thursday, June 1, parents and caregivers can sign up with their children at or with the free Beanstack app through the App Store or Google Play.

Participants can track reading and activities to earn great prizes, and earn raffle entries along the way to win even more.

CML’s annual Summer Reading Challenge runs Thursday, June 1 through Monday, July 31.

Studies show that kids who read during the summer maintain reading skills that are critical to future school success. Loss of these skills is often referred to as the summer slide. This makes summer reading even more important.

“We hope our students and families take advantage of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Challenge,” said Superintendent Michael Sawyers. “We encourage our students to keep on top of their literacy skills this summer and have fun while doing it." 

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