(Nacogdoches, TX) – For the second year, the Nacogdoches Public Library will offer a mobile way for library customers to track their reading and program attendance, through
an online website called ReadSquared. Children, teens, and adults can create a free account and record their reading activity to increase their chances for winning prizes throughout the summer.
“While children and teens might see the summer break as a vacation from learning, teachers know that this is a critical time for students to maintain their reading skills. The easiest and most inexpensive means to help students is to visit the library and continue reading each day. As little as 20 minutes a day can help students prevent “summer slide,” which is the loss of reading skills during the summer months,” said Mercedes Franks, library director.
Customers can access the ReadSquared portal by visiting www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/library and clicking on the ReadSquared link. “Getting a library card is free and we offer generous borrowing periods. We also have all the books on the required reading lists for the area schools,” continued Franks. The summer reading programs will continue until August 10th. For more information about the services the public library offers, please call 936-559-2970 or visit the library’s website.
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