Oregon District Keeps School Libraries Open to Prevent Summer Slide
School Library Journal
Oregon's Salem-Keizer School District is helping its students avoid brain drain — by keeping several school libraries open during the summer months. Seven Title I media centers throughout the district continue to keep their doors open two hours each week, and local kids are welcome to read, check out books, or attend read-alouds. Although it's not a new concept, it's the first time Salem-Keizer has kept summer hours — and so far, kids seem to be enjoying it, says Stephen Cox, the district's library media program specialist.
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