Chalk the Block, Celebrating the Summer Reading Program

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –

Summer reading ended today and to celebrate Mesa County Library hosted a Chalk the Block event. Students gathered to share their Summer reading success by creating sidewalk chalk art while enjoying music, snacks and games.

The Summer Reading Program is aimed at helping prevent summer learning loss. Mesa County Libraries Head of Youth Services says reading five to six books or reading for twenty minutes a day can help students retain the reading level they reached during the school year.

Today’s chalk event replaces the typical Summer reading block party to allow participants to share their creativity and socially distance as they see fit.

Although the Summer Reading Program ends today, Mesa County Libraries is still encouraging everyone to continue to read and to check out the many services the library offers.
“Our Summer program has been really successful, we’ve been really excited with the turnout, and the participation. Just letting the kids celebrate their work this summer and have some fun outside,” Cydney Clink, Head of Youth Services

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