Twin Falls Public Library encourages summer reading for children

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Summertime slide, or summertime learning loss, can be avoided by continuing your reading skills during summer vacation.

Kasi Allen, children’s librarian at the Twin Falls Public Library, encourages parents to make reading fun during the summer.

“Summer is a really fun time for this kid to get into graphic novels, or really get into some stuff that isn’t taught in school yet, or get into frivolous or silly books or whatever and just reading for pure entertainment value and nothing else,” Allen said. “Because even reading Captain Underpants or something really silly is still incredibly valuable.”

During the school year, you may not have the opportunity to read outside of your reading level or have time to read for pleasure, which is encouraged during the summer months.

“We really want to foster a love of reading in children because it leads to such a successful adult life,” Allen said.

The Twin Falls Public Library will provide many different opportunities for people of all ages to read and learn this summer and will kick off its Summer Reading Festivities on June 9 to celebrate this year’s theme Beyond the Beaten Path.

“We have a big launch event with nationally renowned wildlife expert Corbin Maxey on June 9 at 2:00 p.m. across the street at City Park at the group’s shell. Corbin brings a menagerie of animals including his 14-foot python and an 85-pound snapping turtle,” said CJ Rasmusson, program specialist at the library.

The library as a whole wants to encourage everyone to continue learning and growing throughout the year.

“We’re also here for recreation and entertainment, whether it’s getting people to learn more about nature, or just reading about nature, or just reading in general,” Rasmusson said.

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