You’re invited to Build a Better World by joining the Attleboro Public Library, along with partners Attleboro Public Schools, Attleboro YMCA, Attleboro Recreation Department, Attleboro Parks and Forestry Department, and the many community groups supporting Summer Reading 2017! Summer Reading is a fantastic opportunity to encourage reading and attend some fun community events while you’re at it. Perfect for all ages, teens and adults even have the opportunity to win prizes simply by reading books of their choosing!
Summer Reading 2017 kicks off on Wednesday, June 21st, from 1:30pm-2:30pm at the Balfour Riverwalk Park. This is a fun, FREE event on the afternoon of the last day of school! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy games, activities, door prizes, a giant puzzle, and a parade for everyone to participate in. The Summer Reading Kickoff is brought to you by the Attleboro Public Library and our partners: the Attleboro Public Schools, the Attleboro YMCA, the Attleboro Recreation Department and the Attleboro Parks Department.
The Importance of Summer Reading
Summer reading provides students with an opportunity to explore self-chosen topics while strengthening literacy skills. Whether it is a novel, magazine, or comic, continued practice prevents the “summer slide” and sets the stage for a successful school year. Sharing and discussing books fosters a literate environment, and increases opportunities for authentic reading experiences. The Attleboro Public Schools strives to develop lifelong learners and readers.
-David A. Sawyer, Superintendent, Attleboro Public Schools
-Laurie A. Regan, Assistant Superintendent, Attleboro Public Schools
Summer Reading @ the APL is sponsored by the Attleboro Public Library, Friends of the Attleboro Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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