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NAPLS joins Columbus Metropolitan Library to encourage students to sign up for Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading Tile from Library NAPLS is encouraging families to help their children keep critical skills they learned during the school year by participating in Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Summer Reading Challenge.

Beginning Saturday, June 1, parents and caregivers can sign up their children from home at columbuslibrary.org/ summerreading or at the New Albany branch at Market Square. All participants will need a CML library card.

The nine-week online program enables participants to enter their progress toward reading and literacy activity goals from home or at any location to earn badges and prizes.

CML’s annual Summer Reading Challenge runs Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3.

Studies show that kids who read during the summer maintain reading skills that are critical to future school success. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee in Ohio means many central Ohio third graders could repeat the grade if they don’t pass state proficiency testing. This makes summer reading even more important, which is why, in addition to Summer Reading Challenge, CML locations will continue to offer Reading Buddies throughout the summer months.

“We welcome students and families from New Albany-Plain Local Schools to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “We know kids who don’t read during the summer run the risk of losing key literacy skills and learning momentum.”

“We are calling on all parents and caregivers in our community to make sure your students are reading this summer,” said Michael Sawyers, NAPLS Superintendent, “That way, kids can return to the classroom in the fall better equipped for learning and growth.”

Visit columbuslibrary.org/ summerreading for more information.