Welcome to Week 2 of Summer Break!

Welcome to Week 2 of Summer Break

Welcome to Week Two of Summer Break: At Home! We hope that your summer is off to a great start and you are recording all the time you have spent reading and learning. New this year is two-part summer challenge - Summer Break: At Home (June 1-30) and Summer Break: Reading Takes You Everywhere (July 1 – August 8).  

Looking for Reading Suggestions?  

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Description automatically generatedWe all know that reading is important, but did you know that children and teens who do not read over the summer may experience 2-3 months of learning loss by the time school starts back in the fall? This summer that will be felt more than ever as most children have not been in a school learning environment since March. Reading is just as important for adults as it keeps adult brains flexible and nimble. Plus, adults who read serve as great role models for kids. That is why the Library recommends 20 minutes of reading per day for everyone – of all ages – all summer long. 

We know it can be hard to come up with a great list of books to read, so library staff are here to help! We have created new lists for summer 2020 for kids, teens and adults so you can keep your brains active. These recommended reading lists can be found on our website at summerbreak.cmlibrary.org. (After you register for an account or Sign In, select “Recommendations” in the menu on the top left.) This summer you can also sign-up to receive book recommendations though our Summer Break site. Keep reading and remember to record your time on your Summer Break account. 

Cornelius Branch Library celebrates 90 years in the town of Cornelius and 20 years in our current building! These birthday stories and songs are perfect for toddlers or preschoolers. 

If you loved Smile, Sisters, Guts, Drama or Ghost by Raina Telgemeier, you will also likely enjoy these other graphic novels! Great for grades 3rd-6th. 

Have you read all the DOG MAN books and need something that'll tickle that same funny bone? Check out some of these digital resources. 

Exciting Programs 

Exciting Programs - This summer the library is hosting some wonderful virtual programs this summer as well. Check out the available programming on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library calendar.

Are you having problems with the Summer Break 2020 website or your account? Do you have questions about the program? Do you have a wonderful story about the library and Summer Break? Feel free to chat with us online, call your local branch or email us at MLSummerBreakQuestions@cmlibrary.org for help or feedback.   

The 2020 Summer Break program is brought to you by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with additional support from Wendy’s and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.