We Can Prevent Summer Slide Together

Posted on May 29, 2020

by Jenny Minich

At La Porte County Public Library, we have the resources you need to keep young minds engaged and learning this summer!

Summer slide is a concern every year, but it’s an especially big concern this year due to the unusual circumstances with COVID-19 and extended eLearning. Summer slide refers to the learning loss students can experience when school is out of session. Due to coronavirus school closures, students could be losing 30% of reading gains and 50% of math skills, according to a new report by the Northwest Evaluation Association. 

So what can you do? You can prevent summer slide by helping your child engage in learning for a few hours each week. Here are some of the free resources available through LPCPL:

  • Sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
  • Learn a new language with Mango Languages – Access the Mango Languages app through the library for free and get access to dozens of languages from Spanish, Mandarin, Polish, Japanese, and more! Mango Languages apps for Apple and Android devices are available on the App Store and Google Play Store respectively. 
  • Attend a library class – check out our calendar of events for the most up-to-date information.
  • Check out the Just for Youth and Just for Teens sections at laportelibrary.org

For more information about the summer slide, check out these sources:


Coronavirus School Closures Could Cause Epic Slide in Math and Literacy Skills

Jenny Minich

Jenny Minich

Jenny stays up-to-date on the newest tech for kids and teachers, and her favorite days at work are STEAM Camp days. She likes all the stuff your grandma probably likes – genealogy, DIY, and Midwestern resourcefulness. Jenny lives on a farm with her husband, their 2 teenage children, and an unofficial petting zoo.
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