Avoid the Summer Slide

Is the "summer slide" a given? Or are there ways to prevent students from losing important progress in academic skills – such as reading – during the summer months when there are fewer resources and less guidance to support them?

Some reports state that students can lose two to three months of academic progress if they don’t stay engaged in their learning over summer vacation. The good news is that studies suggest the summer slide can be minimized or even reversed through programs that engage students, parents, and teachers while school is out.

Lee County Library System

Libraries Rock! Summer reading with the Lee County Library

Libraries RockThe Lee County Library System’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock!, will celebrate the joy of reading from May 29 through Aug. 11 with weekly programs designed to spark curiosity and engage library users of all ages.

Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to participate in programs such as escape rooms, cooking workshops, storytelling, reptile shows and magic shows. Special events start the week of June 11. Additionally, all branches will offer a summer storytime schedule for children from newborns to preschool age. Storytime focuses on early literacy skills that prepare our youngest patrons for a lifetime of learning. All children and teens who participate in the summer reading program or summer storytimes can choose a free book to take home and keep. All programs are free to the public but may require advanced registration due to limited space. Schedules and events vary at each branch.

For more information about the Summer Reading Program or to register for weekly events, please call Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636), stop by any library branch, or visit the Lee County Library System website below.

Parent Webinars

public Renaissance: Keep Students Engaged and Reading

Parents are invited to join us in ReadQuest, Renaissance’s year-long journey to celebrate the power of reading that includes activities to assist parents in developing a culture of reading at home. During this session parents will also learn how to guide their students in selecting appropriate books through Home Connect, AR Bookfinder, and the “What Kids Are Reading” report.

Instructor: Jenn Millisor

Monday June 11, 2018 5:00-6:00 PM (ET)
Registration: https://renaissance.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zbcY5zN_SV-NPw6PoKPHuA

Wednesday June 13, 2018 5:00-6:00 PM (ET)
Registration: https://renaissance.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v3AHNIWmQzKwQGvtMJqTFw

public OverDrive: Welcome to OverDrive for Parents

Join the OverDrive Training team for this live webinar on the student user experience and how students can access and enjoy digital content 24 hours a day. During this training, we'll review how to:

  • Browse your school's OverDrive digital collection.
  • Navigate OverDrive Read & Listen titles.
  • Annotate and export notes and highlights.
  • Find quick and easy answers to your most common questions about OverDrive titles.

The session will run 45 minutes with 15 minutes of live Q&A with our K-12 experts. Can't join us live? Register anyway and we will automatically send you a link to the recording and a PDF copy of the slides.

Thursday, July 12 at 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/g8qlempg4468&eom

public Britannica: School Basics for Lee County Parents!

Please join us for this (approximately) 30 minute webinar to learn about Britannica School and Britannica Escolar and how your student can use these resources at home for projects and reports!

August 1, 2018 12:00 PM (ET)
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/43458587272712450

public DELL: Parent/Community Session: Digital Citizenship

This webinar will explore digital citizenship through the lens of a parent and/or community member. Participants will begin to understand how to navigate our students  digital lives in order to empower them to be ethical, confident and empowered digital citizens.

Date: July 10, 2018 at 6:00PM (ET)

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSco-giGs0GtnTbhOg0Wbn_K-h1-ekbRG86__YlTu5SvRYqkiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Date: July 17, 2018 at 6:00PM (ET)

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSco-giGs0GtnTbhOg0Wbn_K-h1-ekbRG86__YlTu5SvRYqkiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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