Fighting the summer slide

NEH?Elementary opens up the library for students to take part in Trojans Read!?program

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Teresa Wood Olivia Evanson and her mother Amanda Evanson select books from the Northeast Hamilton School Library during the Trojans Read! summer reading program held last Thursday in the school library. The program is designed to give students access to books over the summer months in order to help prevent the loss of reading comprehension known as the summer slide, said NEH Librarian Lanette Willems. Willems is pictured on the bottom right with her junior assistant, granddaughter Blakely Anderson.

BLAIRSBURG – To fight the summer slide in learning, Northeast Hamilton Elementary School is opening up its library once a month for students for the Trojans Read! summer reading program.

Students are encouraged to check out up to five books two times during the summer, explained NEH Librarian Lanette Willems. The first opportunity was held June 28 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.. The next library opening will be held on Aug. 2, also from 5:30 – 7 p.m., with students returning books at the beginning of the school year.

“Basically, we are doing this to get the kids reading over the summer,” said NEH Supt./Principal Mike Kruger.

Also available to students are E-Reading options through Capstone Interactive at: