Story Time In A Bag
This new program is still a work in progress and will be ready to roll soon.
All in-person programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Since we can't get together, SDL is offering Story Time In A Bag so that you can enjoy reading books with your family. Each kit includes one or more books and craft supplies ready for your family to create something fun.
Check out our Kids Page for fun and educational websites, early literacy tips and more!
SDL’s Summer Reading Mission
- Enable children to maintain reading proficiency. Kids need to read at least 10 minutes a day during summer vacation to retain the skills they learned during the school year. They need to read longer if they want to improve their skills.
- Encourage parents to develop early literacy skills with their children from birth and throughout their school years.
- Create positive attitudes about reading & books.
- Motivate everyone at every age to read.
- Encourage regular use of Sanilac District Library.
- Promote Sanilac District Library’s services.
- Attract new library users to Sanilac District Library.
Prevent “The Summer Slide”
Most children who don’t participate in learning activities over the summer forget things or fall behind their peers once the new school year begins. Summer learning loss or “the summer slide” is the phenomenon that occurs when children forget academic material after taking long breaks from school. Research regarding summer learning loss suggests that:
- On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading.
- Teachers spend the first four to six weeks of the new school year re-teaching material from the previous year.
- Summer learning loss has a greater impact on low-income students, contributing substantially to the achievement gap in reading when compared with higher income peers.
- Summer learning loss is cumulative; over time it can create a gap of two to five years by the time students reach high school.