May 5, 2014: Summer break for children means many things—trips
to the local pool, playing outside with friends, summer sports,
and family vacations. Summer break can also mean the “summer
setback,” as children can lose up to two months of reading
achievement when school is not in session.
To combat the summer setback, Cleveland Public Library (CPL)
is encouraging children to make reading a part of their summer
rituals by registering for CPL’s Summer Reading Club.
“Summer reading is a crucial tool to combat against the summer
setback, and our dedicated staff will be in the local schools
signing up children before summer break begins” said Felton
Thomas, Director of CPL. “By making the summer reading club
fun and full of activities and opportunities to win prizes, CPL
encourages children to make reading a regular part of their day,
keep their reading levels strong, and prepare them for the next
The 2014 Summer Reading Club encourages young readers to use
their sleuthing skills with “Get a Clue: Read!” exercises. In
addition to basic reading, other activities offer opportunities
for creativity, engagement, and fun. For example, summer readers
can win prizes by visiting their local library branch and
solving weekly “mysteries.”
After reading 10 books and completing 10 activities,
participants will receive a voucher for four free tickets to the
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on August 9th, and be
entered into the Mystery Grand Prize drawing.
To register for Summer Reading Club, please visit http://readingclub.cpl.org/.
For more information, call 216-623-2921.