One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by. – Jeanette Walls
The benefit of reading during the summer months is immeasurable. Young people have an opportunity to both find literature that interests them and to continue the development of essential skills. The love of literature . . . the opportunity to get lost in a great book . . . will not only keep student’s brains engage in essential skills development, but also expand dreams and goals for the future. Reading is the key to academic success . . . reading gives students a jump on the next academic year.
My hope is that each student finds balance during the summer months. When a student finds balance between rest and engagement, between play and work, and between physical and mindful activities, then students fully enjoy the summer months. As adults, we create opportunities for use of technology and interaction with friends. We guide students to read and grow as learners.
We are blessed in Hilliard with the opening of a new, beautiful library this June. I am hopeful each parent will visit the new library and model for their children a love of reading.