Research shows that kids who don’t read during the summer break can lose skills and start the next year behind their peers. JPS parents are encouraged to attend a Summer Reading Parent Orientation this Saturday (9:30-noon) at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. You’ll get lots of great information while your children will be allowed to explore themuseum free! You may even receive a free summer reading book.
We partner with JPS, the Jackson-Hinds Library System, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Lemuria, the Mississippi Children’s Museum and many others to help make reading fun. Click here for a schedule of parties and book clubs.
Check out picutures from a press conference we held May 9th at the Eudora Welty Library. Local author John Stark entertained Dawson Elementary kindergarteners while Mayor Harvey Johnson, Dr. Jayne B. Sargent (JPS Interim Superintendent), Ronnie Agnew (MPB Executive Director), Rhoda Byler Yoder (JPS Curriculum Coordinator), Carloyn McCallum (Jackson-Hinds Library System Executive Director), and Carol Burger (United Way President/CEO) talked about how the city is creating a summer reading movement! Check out our photos.