Public library receives $3,000 grant for summer reading program

"Once they're here we make sure they get a library card, take out books and get started with their reading," he added.

Ransom has found promoting reading for children during the summer months is a great advantage for them, often improving their reading skills.

"There was a study some years ago in a town in Long Island by teachers who said that children who don't read in the summer lose about 20 percent of their words. They forget them," Ransom explained. "If they're in the summer reading programs, not only do they not lose the 20 percent, but they often gain 10 or 20 percent more words."

"I think learning about books and becoming interested in reading at an early age is really really important and something that we want to support," said Morgan.

Registration for the summer reading program will be held at the Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., Monday, June 22, through Saturday, June 27. For more information, call the library at 563-0921.

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