Day of Action for reading

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is partnering with United Way of Madison County for the Day of Action Summer Reading Carnival on Tuesday, June 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hazel Green Elementary, Horizon Elementary, and Morris Elementary.

Children who do not read during the summer are likely to lose as much as two months of reading achievement or more, according to reading experts such as Reading Is Fundamental. By the end of sixth grade, children who lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates. By convening the community to focus on summer reading, and teaming up with all three public school districts, ERC, Inc., and many local partners, United Way of Madison County is making this a county-wide focus.

This special day will kick off a summer full of reading for our elementary public school students with gifts of recom­mended summer reading books and book lists, information about summer reading contests and programs in the community, and a carnival-themed atmosphere including snacks, bouncers, and much, much more.

The Day of Action is sponsored by United Way, ERC, Inc. and National Bank of Commerce.

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