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Friday, April 7 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Summer Learning: Why Libraries=Education & How We Can Combat Summer Slide

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Children who don't participate in learning activities over the summer lose up to 2 months of education, which by the end of 6th grade, puts them 2 years behind their peers who do participate in summer learning activities. Many children in low income situations have no access to paid summer activities - which is where the public library comes in! By expanding your Summer Reading program to become a Summer Learning Adventure, your library can have a long term positive impact on your community.

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Kate Smith

Youth Services & Special Project Coordinator, TN State Library & Archives
Kate Greene Smith is the Youth Services & Special Projects Coordinator for the TN State Library & Archives. She is program manager for the Summer Reading Program and develops youth services training for public libraries across the state. This year she has focused on early literacy... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 300-B

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