Williamson County Library System is excited to announce its summer reading program and events, with the theme “All Together Now.” This program is perfect for all ages and encourages the community to come together to celebrate reading and learning.
Throughout the summer, libraries will be hosting a variety of events, including author visits, community helper talks, crafts, musical performances, and special story time sessions. Find the dates and times in our events brochure.
In addition to the events, the summer reading program encourages everyone to read and track their progress. Participants can earn prizes and awards for reaching their reading goals, making this program both fun and rewarding.
Participants may start tracking reading minutes online via Beanstack starting May 20, with most branches kicking off the program on Saturday, June 3. Learn more about the activities at the library's summer reading website!
So mark your calendars and join your local library for a summer of reading, learning, and community. Let’s all come together and make this summer one to remember!
Still not convinced that your family should participate? Studies since 1996 have shown that students can lose ground in their math and reading skills during summer break. One study of third to fifth graders showed an average loss of approximately 20 percent of reading skills and 27 percent of math skills over the summer break. This loss is called the summer slide. It is recommended that youth need to read at least six books over the summer to maintain and improve their literacy skills. Proximity to and usage of a public library with summer reading activities also has a beneficial effect on retention. The Williamson County Public Library and Foundation appreciate the opportunity to assist our County's preschoolers in learning to read and building their early literacy skill sets, plus to help older youth retain their skills so they can achieve their full potential come the new school year.
The Williamson County Public Library Foundation funds the summer reading program. Supplemental reading goal prizes from local businesses across Williamson County help encourage community families to keep reading all summer long. Each branch of the county library system is also assisted by their individual Friends of the Library groups in providing support for this initiative. Our appreciation of these organizations and businesses for their coming "All Together Now" for our library users is immeasurable.
The Williamson County Public Library System’s Main Library is located in downtown Franklin at 1314 Columbia Avenue. Branches are located in Fairview, Bethesda, College Grove, Nolensville, and Leiper’s Fork. For more information about library programs or services, visit our website or call 615-595-1243. Sign up to receive library events and announcements via email. The library can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via @wcpltn.