Great River Regional Library
1300 W. St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Breanne Johnson
Communications and Development Coordinator
Subject: Great River Regional Library Kicks Off 2020 Summer Reading Program
Get ready to dig deeper this summer, as we are ready to read, investigate, and discover with Great River Regional Library's 2020 Summer Reading Program!
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will kick off the annual Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 1, continuing through Friday, July 31st.
Registration begins on Monday, June 1, and can be done in the Beanstack app, visiting griver.beanstack.org, or by visiting your local library during Curbside Pickup hours. Curbside Pickup service hours can be found at griver.org/locations. Participants can track their reading in the Beanstack app or by using a paper slip, which can be returned to any manual book drop. Participants will also be eligible for prize drawings at the end of the program, July 31. Each branch offers a unique assortment of SRP prizes!
This year’s Summer Reading Program (SRP), Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover, is open to all kids, ages 0-18. The program divided into two categories: early literacy (ages 0-3) and independent reading (ages 4-18).
Our mission of the program is simple: Encourage children and teens to read throughout the summer! Summer reading isn’t just fun; it’s extremely beneficial. Regular reading goes far in combating the “summer slide,” the phenomenon of students losing academic footing during a long academic break. Students who join public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate – in some cases, significantly higher.
Learn more about how your children can get involved this summer by visiting the library’s website at www.griver.org/kids/summer-reading-program
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries and one to-go system in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. GRRL2GO is a locker system that allows you to pick up items at the Sartell Community Center. GRRL supplies the residents of Central Minnesota with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.