Sunday, July 17, 2016
Every Tuesday through August 23, from 11:30 to noon, the Shoreline library will serve a free lunch for children and teens ages 1 to 18, followed by activities.
Without learning-based summer activities, most kids will go back to school in the fall knowing less than they did in the spring. Studies have documented the Summer Learning Gap and its consequences: kids who don’t read and learn during the summer quickly fall behind their peers, and end up farther behind every year.
More than one in five kids in Shoreline Schools face daily food insecurity. If these kids miss a day of school, they go hungry. When school’s out, they face a long summer of hunger, too.
Public libraries have a long tradition of free summer activities designed to engage and inspire kids—and grown-ups -- of all ages. The King County Library System (KCLS) is no exception. From June through August, all 48 KCLS community libraries are hosting age-appropriate summer learning programs: early literacy skills for babies, toddlers and caregivers; STEM-based learning activities for K-6 elementary students; thought-provoking adventures for teens; and just plain fun with reading for adults.
For the third year, KCLS is also teaming up with summer nutrition providers to bring free meals for kids in 15 selected libraries, including Shoreline.
The Shoreline Library is located at 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155.