Communities Across America to Celebrate Summer Learning Day on July 12
Hundreds of communities join the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) in tackling summer learning loss and ensuring kids stay safe, healthy and active this summer
(Baltimore, MD – July 5, 2018)- Hundreds of libraries, museums, non-profits, municipalities, school districts, Major League Baseball teams (Braves, Padres and Orioles), and Mayors of cities and towns across America will host nearly 1,000 science, math, reading, sports, and arts-related events to celebrate National Summer Learning Day Thursday, July 12, 2018.
Literacy will take center stage as part of this year’s National Summer Learning Day with a National Read-Aloud of the award-winning book, Trombone Shorty, the true story of a boy in New Orleans (author Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews) who follows his passion to become a professional musician. The book’s acclaimed illustrator and 2016 Caldecott Honor recipient, Bryan Collier, will serve as this year’s national Summer Learning Ambassador. Library systems in Chicago, King County (WA), Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Nashville, New Orleans, and New York will serve as flagship Summer Learning Day sites for the National Read-Aloud. NSLA encourages kids and families everywhere to grab a copy of Trombone Shorty and join in the National Read Aloud at home, a local library or under a shady tree at the park.