LIBRARIES HELP KIDS LEARN OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM.
Children only spend one out of every six waking hours at school*, but libraries help families make the most out of evenings, weekends, and school breaks.
Libraries offer free books, movies, games, and programs that let kids challenge themselves, explore new ideas and pursue their passion when they’re not in class. For parents, this provides a valuable opportunity to help their child learn, get to know their interests and strengths, and discover new ways to engage them at home.
Learn what can you do to help spread the word about the important role of libraries in people’s lives.
*Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success. Washington, D.C.: Collaborative Communications Group, 2013.
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