Libraries Offer ‘Lit Kits to Go’
Studies show that easy access to books during the summer can reduce a loss in reading skills from one school year to the next. Educators refer to this loss as a “summer slide.”
Children can beat the summer slide with Volusia County Public Library’s new literacy kits for children entering grades K-5. “Lit Kits to Go” are customizable and can include a mix of age-appropriate library books, crafts and other educational activities intended to keep kids reading and engaged in learning.
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To participate in this free service, beginning Monday, June 1, parents can check out a Lit Kit to Go bag weekly by filling out a form at their local branch or on volusialibrary.org. The service will be offered throughout the summer.
A library card is required for the Lit Kit to Go bags to include library books. Parents can call their local branch to sign up for a free library card or to update their existing library account information. Lit Kit to Go bags may also be requested without library books or having library cards; they will include crafts, reading suggestions and educational materials.
The Volusia County Public Library has 14 branches across the county.
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For virtual programming and other educational support this summer, parents can also visit the library online at volusialibrary.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/volusialibrary.
Source: Volusia County
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