Charleston County Public Library and the Charleston County School District work together this summer to help students read during their time away from school. Programs for children, teens, and adults, run from June 8-Aug. 17 and feature hundreds of free events and prizes.

Every participating student has been automatically registered for the program that corresponds to their age; students who choose to participate can begin logging their reading June 8.

In a press release CCPL executive director Angela Craig says, “Studies show that students who don’t read during the summer will be less prepared when school resumes. The school district and CCPL are proud to work together to keep children engaged and fight the summer slide.”

CCSD superintendent Gerrita Postlewait says, “We are fortunate to have an excellent public library system in Charleston County, and this program gives us an opportunity to partner to improve literacy and the love of reading among our young students.”

And new this year is CCPL’s partnership with CARTA, which recently launched their Free Student Fare pilot program, which allows students ages six and older to ride CARTA for free to get to their local library. Learn more about this program online.

For all the details on CCPL’s summer reading program, head to ccpl.org/summeronline.

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