Summer Learning

Summer Learning
Posted on 07/06/2017
Summer Learning DayPreventing The "Summer Slide"

Kids work hard to learn important skills like math and reading during the school year. But each summer, they can lose up to two months of those hard-earned skills. Cumulative years of summer learning loss puts kids at risk for not graduating high school, and can jeopardize their future.  Hutchinson Public Library and The National Summer Learning Association want to shape smarter summers, and brighter futures for our young people, and you can, too. Keep kids learning this summer.  Pick up tips from the library.  Attend programs.  Check out books, magazines or downloads.

Summer Learning Tips (English)


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Summer Learning Day Activities at HPL - July 13

Summer Learning Day is July 13.  It takes reading just 6 books over the summer to help prevent summer learning loss.  On Summer Learning Day, Hutchinson Public Library will build awareness of the “summer slide,” and educate families how to prevent it.  Families can pick up summer learning tips, attend programs, and check out books, magazines or downloads.  

Summer Storytimes
10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Recommended age 3-8 years old

Read to Rover
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(In partnership with Hutchinson Kennel Club Therapy Dogs).

E.L.F. Center (Early Literacy Fun)
Located in the Children’s area, the E.L.F. Center has toys, games, board books and parenting books to help parents and caregivers teach early literacy through play!
Summer Reading Program
Build a Better World
Readers and parents of pre-readers are encouraged to register for our fun summer reading program.  Children who finish the program by reading 10 books, or by listening to 10 hours of audio books or any combination will receive a reward.  Register at the Children’s circulation desk, list books read or listening time on the chart you receive, and return your completed chart to pick up reward.

Free  Lunch
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free lunch for children and teens ages 1-18.  No registration or identification is required.

Children’s Department Computers
Children 12 years old and younger can use these computers to access the internet and play educational and early literacy games.