Welcome to the second week of Summer Break! We hope your summer is off to a great start and you're recording all of the time you've spent reading and learning. As a reminder, Summer Break 2019 began on June 1, 2019 and will run through August 10, 2019. If you have any questions about Summer Break, check out how the program works and sign up here.
Looking for Reading Suggestions?
We all know reading is important, but did you know that kids and teens who do not read over the summer may experience 2-3 months of learning loss by the time school starts in the fall? Reading is just as important for adults because it keeps adult brains flexible and nimble. Plus, adults who read serve as great role models for kids. That's why we recommend 20 minutes of reading per day for everyone all summer.
We know that it can be hard to come up with a list of great books to read, so Charlotte Mecklenburg Library staff are here to help. We have updated our reading lists for kids, teens and adults so that you can keep your brains active. Staff at your local library can also help you with book recommendations. Continue reading and remember to enter your reading time in your Summer Break account!
Teen Book Finder by YALSA - Teens searching for their next great read have a new tool linked within the Resources page. The Teen Book Finder by YALSA facilitates searching of YALSA Award winners, books and media lists. Teens can search over 4,000 titles specifically written for teens 12 to 18 years of age by award, author, genre or award year. Cover art and brief blurbs are sure to help connect teens with their next great reads!
Novelist Plus - Still feeling stumped? Readers of all ages are sure to connect with a terrific title by searching within Novelist Plus, also available through the Resources page. Search your favorite title, genre, or author to find a read-alike, browse subject-specific lists or try getting really detailed with an advanced search for your next read. Novelist Plus has something for even the most discerning of readers!
Exciting Programs - Though our Summer Break 2019 program can be completed entirely online, our libraries are hosting some wonderful programs this summer. Check out some of our upcoming programs at branches around the county on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library program calendar.
Are you having problems with the Summer Break 2019 website or your account? Do you have questions about the program? Feel free to stop by your local library branch for assistance, give us a call at 704-416-0101 or email us at MLSummerBreakQuestions@cmlibrary.org for help or feedback.