Governor Cooper has proclaimed July 12 as Summer Learning Day in North Carolina, highlighting the importance of keeping children learning all summer long to ensure they return to school ready to succeed.
From Gastonia to Goldsboro, communities across North Carolina are placing the finishing touches on their plans for activities on National Summer Learning Day – July 12.
Some highlights of planned activities:
- Gaston County – The public library is hosting events at libraries across the county for young children – think story time, Legos and ice cream. The library is a partner in the Early Literacy Collaborative of the NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
- Moore County – The Partners for Children and Families of Moore County is hosting Play Daze! It’s family fun that includes a mud kitchen, fort building, the Robbins Born Learning Trail and Storybook yoga. This local Smart Start is leading the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading – Growing Moore Readers – in Moore County.
- Wayne County – READ Wayne – a NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community – will promote its Reading Book Box project. Book boxes have been placed in high traffic customer businesses and restaurants to encourage children and parents to take a book and read while waiting. There’s also Bingo for Books and more!
- Durham County – Scholastic will host a Pop Up Summer Reading Festival, partnering with Book Harvest as part of its Summer Reading Road Trip. Book Harvest is part of the Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
Everyone can be a Summer Learning Ambassador – download the NCECF Summer Learning Toolkit to find out how. And don’t forget to post your Summer Learning Day activities on the National Summer Learning Association’s events map.