Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program 2020

Summer At Your Library!

Summer is a time when children get a break from the rigorous study and learning they do from late August to early June. Sadly, summer break also means that many children fall victim to the dreaded “summer slide.” Summer slide or summer learning loss occurs during these summer months when children simply stop learning. During the summer months, summer slide can cause a child to lose as much as 2/3 of what they have learned during the previous school year. This simply means that they return to school not on grade level as their peers who are engaged in some kind of activities which stimulates the mind to continuously learn during the summer months.

The Fresno County Public Library, along with other libraries across the country, have been fighting summer slide for over a hundred years now. This year the fight continues on with Summer At Your Library. What started out as a reading program at the library during the summer months has evolved into a summer full of fun, educational, and free programs for the entire family. Reading is still a very big component of our program, but we also have many performers providing entertainment to our audiences. Of course, the Library is here to feed the mind and the body as well. The Library will provide free lunches for all children ages 1-18 years old. There is no forms to fill out, no requirements to be met, just walk into one of our designated sites that serve lunch, and enjoy a healthy, delicious meal for free. All branches of the Fresno County Public Library will host the summer programs. For more information call your local branch or call 600-READ (7323).

Summer At Your Library for 2020 will be mostly virtual due to the current health issues. 

Fresno County Public Library

Avoid learning loss by keeping your body and mind healthy and active this summer vacation by joining FCPL’s newly revamped Summer at Your Library Program! We look a little different this year, but the fun is still the same. Call 600-6227 for questions.

• Fun, free, and online activities and performances for all ages!
• Take-and-Make crafts for high schoolers!
• Grab-and-Go meals for kids and teens at select branches!
• Digital reading programs to win fun prizes!

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Kings County Library

“Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover,” will take place totally online this year! Dig below the surface and discover the science of everyday things, the marvels of other cultures, and the wonders of nature!

Performances premiere on Mondays or Thursdays at 10 a.m. and are available to view for three weeks. Track your reading progress on Beanstack or download a form from the website. Call 582-0261 for questions.

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Madera County Library

“Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover,” will take place totally online this year! Dig below the surface and discover the science of everyday things, the marvels of other cultures, and the wonders of nature!

Sign-up to earn prizes for reading! Track your reading progress on Beanstack. Call 675-7703 for questions.

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Tulare County Library

Tulare County Library is hosting a 6-week reading challenge for all ages! Read 20 hours in 2020 with us for the chance to win cool prizes. The more reading and activities you log the more drawing entries you earn! Call 713-2700 for questions!

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