Jackson-Madison Co. Library starts its summer reading program


JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - School is out, but all the learning doesn’t stop there. The Jackson-Madison County Library has started its summer reading program.


The summer library program starts today at the Jackson-Madison County Library.


Librarians, there are looking forward to reconnecting with the community and helping students fight the summer reading slide.


The theme for the summer library program is Tails and Tales this year.


The animals-themed program has activities and challenges the entire family can enjoy, from crafts to movie nights.


Librarians are excited to welcome kids and adults back for the summer reading program.


“Especially, with the last year being as it has been, it is really important for us to try to reconnect with our communities and the library is a great place to do that. We have things for everyone, all different ages. You can come in and you might see someone you haven’t been able to see in a year and come get a book while you’re at it. It’s not just about books, it's about the community and about forming those connections,” said Shayne Plunk, the Adult Services Librarian at the Jackson-Madison Co. Library.


The program is also aiming to help kids fight the summer slide.


The summer slide is when students begin to forget the skills they learned in school while on summer break.


“So, bringing them to the library is a great way to stop that from happening and I know this has been a weird year and there’s been a lot of slide. So, we hope that this year we will get a lot of participation and we will keep the kids' minds active,” said Jennifer Kilburn, the Children’s Librarian at the Jackson-Madison Co. Library.


The librarians say that summer is a great time for kids to enjoy a good book and learn that reading can truly be a fun experience.


The summer reading program will continue until July 17th and there is no registration needed to participate.



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