Summer reading at the library. There isn’t a summer I can remember where I didn’t dutifully head to my public library to obtain a summer reading program log — and then come back week after week for my sticker so that I could claim the dollar store prize at the end of the summer. 

Last year, more than 38,500 children and teens participated in Enoch Pratt Library’s summer programs, with more than 15,800 children enrolled in the incentive-based Summer Reading Program.  Kindergarten through 5th-grade participants logged more than 5.2 million minutes of reading, and teen participants read over 8,000 books!

Enoch Pratt Libraries are a huge community resource for each of Baltimore neighborhoods. {Remember who was open during the unrest, providing activities and a safe haven to countless children?} Summer reading programs reduce academic slide and help foster a life-long love of learning. 

The library summer programs are so much more than reading incentive programs. They provide performers and crafts. Materials. Supplies. And many of them provide these services in underserved neighborhoods.

Did you know your $60 donation sponsors a summer of reading for one child at Enoch Pratt? $60. For an entire summer.

If you’re looking for a way to help the city, this is a great possibility. It’s our #LittleLionChallenge good work for the week!

GIVE NOW: Enoch Pratt’s Summer Reading Program Sponsorship