Hartford Public Library Summer Learning Program

Hartford Public Library Summer Learning Program

Published on May 5, 2016

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” 2016 is the Summer of Fitness and Hartford Public Library will offer programs to exercise readers mentally and physically.  The Summer Learning Program has three levels:

·         Parents and children age 0-5,

·         Youth age 6-12, and

·         Teens age 13-19.

·         HPL also offers special reading programs for daycares and summer camps.

The program kickoff event is on June 4th . Registration begins May 14th at any HPL branch or online at http://bit.ly/1uQaL63.  The program runs June 4 through August 20.

HPS is working with HPL to provide information and registration at schools. Children, youths and teens keep track of their reading and the programs they attend at the library by logging into HPL’s online Summer Learning Program website. Link will be on the HPL website: http://hplct.org. Students register and use their HPS student ID number/lunch number as their username and password for the online reading log.

If students are not able to log their reading on the computer every day, HPL has paper logs they can use to keep track. Then they go into the library and HPL will help them log the books into the system. Students can earn prizes and books by completing certain levels. Read at least 10 books and they will be entered to win one of 10 grand prizes (still TBD)

The school that has the highest percentage of participation will be awarded the “Mega Summer Learning Cup” trophy sponsored by Mega Education.

Attend the HPL kick-off on Saturday June 4th from 12:30-4:00—sign up for the program, enjoy the sounds of the Hartford Steel Symphony, get face painted, meet the Yard Goats’ mascot, romp on the Tumble Bus, dance along with Mr. Gym, and more!

Starting this summer of 2016, in order to access city pools, recreation/community centers and city grant funded summer/afterschool programs, Hartford youth 8 – 15 years old must show a Hartford Public Library card. Those 16 years of age and older must present a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or Connecticut non-drivers photo ID card which indicates their Hartford address.  Need a library card? Complete the attached Youth Registration form and bring it to your local Hartford Public Library branch for a public library card.

Studies show that children from low-income families lose two to three months of reading proficiency every summer. However, studies also show that if kids self-select books they will voluntarily read, that tide can be stemmed. Where better to find lots of books to choose from than your local library!

Click here for your library card registration form.

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