Children who do not participate in educational enrichment activities during the summer months risk returning to school with an academic loss. The average student can lose up to a month in math and reading skills over their summer break if preventative measures are not taken. MPB is partnering with Mississippi public libraries in hopes of preventing summer learning loss by hosting a variety of free educational events throughout the month of June.
The fun and engaging learning sessions center on the “Every Hero Has a Story” theme. PBS KIDS® children’s television programs will be used as a resource for activities. The children who are present and participate at the library events will enjoy story time, hands-on literacy and math activities as well as receive a book and other giveaway items. Times vary for each location, so please call the local library for more information.
June 2 - West Biloxi Public Library- Biloxi
June 3 - Richard Wright Library - Jackson
June 9 - J.T. Biggs, Jr. Memorial Library - Crystal Springs
June 10 - Pearl Public Library - Pearl
June 11 - Quitman Public Library - Quitman
June 16 - Itta Bena Public Library - Itta Bena,
June 17 - Hattiesburg Public Library - Hattiesburg
June 18 - Quisenberry Public Library - Clinton
June 23 - Harriette Person Memorial Library - Port Gibson
June 24 - Raymond Public Library - Raymond
For up-to-date information on the Summer Reading Tour, keep an eye on the event's website.