Thursday, June 30, 2016

Six Tips to Combat Tween Summer Slide

We are all aware of the dangers of summer slide. Librarians bend over backwards to keep kids reading over the summer, but the first hurdle is to get them in the library, which can be difficult during a time of year when you’re competing with great weather, busy schedules, fewer school assignments, and pool parties. Middle schoolers can sometimes wander through the library with no place to call their own. While having a dedicated space in the library just for them can be enormously useful, many libraries don’t have the real estate—or budget—to create a tween-only space. There are still smart ways, however, to engage middle school readers over the long, hot months.

Check out the tips HERE.

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