This year, Kent District Library will take you on a Summer Wonder journey of reading, learning and exploring through the great outdoors right here in Kent County! KDL has teamed up with Kent County Parks to bring you a spectacular summer of outdoor discovery, scavenger hunts, reading, STEAM activities and lots of fun for everyone.
Summer Wonder runs from June 5 through August 12. Participate in Summer Wonder by picking up a Summer Wonder Workbook at any KDL branch or signing up online at kdl.beanstack.org. It’s free and includes adventures and prizes for all ages. KDL is the perfect place to keep summer learning alive and growing.
“Earning prizes for reading and having fun ―what could be better?” said Julie Ralston, Branch Programming and Outreach Specialist. “Summer Wonder is one of the best things that KDL offers. You don’t want to miss out!”
KDL is also offering a great line-up of free summer programs and presenters including singers, animals, puppets, STEAM activities and more! Programs include Jim Gill’s Sing-a-Thon of Celebrated Songs, Llamas at Your Library, Native American Dancers and Polymer Clay Jewelry. For a complete listing, visit kdl.org/events.
Summer Wonder is a great opportunity to limit the “summer slide” that negatively affects learning between the end and start of the traditional school year. Extensive research shows that children involved in summertime learning programs sponsored by public libraries are more likely to maintain their academic skills, and in many cases do better on standardized tests.
For more information, visit kdl.org/summer.