Boca Raton Public Library Summer Reading Initiative
FRIENDS OF THE BOCA RATON PUBLIC LIBRARY AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS GENEROUSLY SUPPORT SUMMER READING INITIATIVE
BOCA RATON (FL) – The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library have shown their support for this year’s Summer Reading initiative at the library through a generous donation of $12,300. This funding will be used to launch Summer Reading with a Kick-Off Party at Spanish River Library on Saturday, June 9, from10:00am-12:00pm. It will also provide “Libraries Rock!” book bags for community members who register for Summer Reading, as well as prizes for participating children, tweens and teens. Library staff will also wear themed Summer Reading shirts thanks to the Friends’ donation.
The Friends’ gift was augmented by a $500 grant for the Summer Reading program from the Junior League of Boca Raton. The law firm of Boyd, Richards, Parker and Colonnelli also made a generous donation of $1,000.
Every year, the Boca Raton Public Library, along with public libraries in South Florida and around the country, presents a Summer Reading program. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” and music-themed activities and classes will inspire all ages to rock out and read. The Summer Reading initiative provides an educational bridge between school years to prevent “summer slide” during which students may lose up to two months of skills. As a community partner in education, BRPL encourages families to read during summer break to keep their reading skills sharp.
For more information about the Friends of the Library, please visit bocalibraryfriends.org. Sign up for Summer Reading through the library’s website atbocalibrary.org or visit the Downtown or Spanish River Library.