Summer learning

Reading isn’t homework. It’s how children learn!

Learn to Earn Dayton is partnering with all of Montgomery County's libraries to promote summer reading programs that encourage children to keep learning over the summer. The libraries organize fun programs and reward children for their participation.

Because of joint and countywide marketing efforts, libraries are reporting large increases in the number of children who are joining their reading programs, and the numbers are particularly high in some of our community's highest-poverty neighborhoods. This initiative is critical to beating "summer slide," where students actually lose academic ground when they're out of school.

Schools are using this practical toolkit to remind their students and families about how they can keep reading - and learning - all summer long!