The Malden Public Library celebrated a great summer of reading and fun with a community picnic on the library lawn on August 11. The event featured reading prizes and awards, games, music – and cake and other goodies.
Summer library programs are so important since reading over the summer can stop the slide and help children improve their reading skills – without turning reading into a chore. Research confirms that children who participate in summer library programs better retain the reading skills they gained during the school year and might even improve their reading level.
Thanks to Preotle, Lane & Associates, Hoff’s Bakery and the Friends of the Malden Public Library for all their support of this summer’s reading programs.
For more information about upcoming library programs and events, check out www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.