This summer we are going to help your child continue to read and find ways to make it fun!
The Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative is a FREE program that provides reading support and a literacy-rich environment within selected Stamford summer camps. We’re also working with Ferguson Library to promote the Summer Learning Club.
How Does the Camp Program Work?
- If your child is attending summer camp at the Boys & Girls Club, Family Centers/Charter Oak, INTEMPO, or Stamford YMCA, they will be a part of this program!
- Public school literacy teachers work in summer camps to create a literacy-rich environment and provide small group reading instruction for campers in grades K-3.
- Partnership with the Ferguson Library’s Summer Reading program to encourage families to read and provide access to books and prizes.
Information and support for parents on supporting reading at home.
Why Is the Summer Literacy Initiative Needed?
While summer is a time for outdoor activities and fun, it also often results in loss of learning and reading skills. Without consistent reading and focused literacy time, students can fall behind by two or more months over the summer.
Partnership with Ferguson Library to Promote the Summer Learning Club
Have you seen this smiling face to the right around town?
Stamford Cradle to Career is working with The Ferguson Library to promote reading by directing families to StamfordReads.org, where they’ll learn about Ferguson Library’s 2021 Summer Learning Club for children from birth through 5th grade. The program runs until August 31. Just for signing up, students receive a free library wallet and lanyard. In addition to the Learning Club, there are lots of summer programs going on the library for children and families. Click here, to see the calendar.
The image to the right appears in bus shelters, on banners at the library and Government Center, and on bookmarks being distributed
To download the 2021 Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative flyer in 8.5 x 11 format, click here.
To download the 2021 Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative flyer in 11 x 17 format, click here.