July 14th is National Summer Learning Day! According to research done by the National Summer Learning Association, every summer, low-income youth lose two to three month in reading while higher-income youth make slight gains. Most youth lose about two month of math skills in the summer. These losses add up, leaving low-income youth behind by possibly 2.5 to 3 years! Because half of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth is due to unequal access to summer learning opportunities, libraries are uniquely positioned to help bridge that gap.
When you visit the Attleboro Public Library, an organization with the motto, “Free and Open to All,” enrichment opportunities are everywhere! In addition to the books, ebooks and audiobooks that fill our shelves, there are computers, games and opportunities for imaginative play available to everyone.
For those that prefer a virtual trip to the Library, use your library card to create FREE accounts in Mango Languages, UniversalClass, or Learning Express. Each of these resources, available to everyone with an ATTLEBORO library card, offers free classes for your education and entertainment. Want more information? Contact the reference department to make an appointment for a personal tour of our online resources.