100 W Atlantic Ave
The City of Delray Beach in partnership with the Delray Beach Public Library is ready to help kids beat the “summer slide” with the Summer Read Rocks event on Saturday, June 9 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Delray Beach Library located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue. Open to children from pre-school to sixth grade, this free program will highlight the importance of reading over the summer in a fun interactive way.
The program will also feature a special act by Rockstar 101, a high-energy performance group that uses music and dance to empower children through self-expression. In addition, each child will be provided lunch and receive a book to take home.
The Summer Reading Rocks program is one of the on-going initiatives the City supports as part of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which helped the City win the 2017 All-America City Award. Studies show that children who do not read during the summertime can lose up to two months of reading skills, which puts them behind at the beginning of the school year.