Provided by: City of Lubbock
Did you know? If kids don't read during the summer, they lose over 22 percent of their reading skills by the time they return to school!
Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Lubbock Public Libraries, South Plains Mall and Lubbock Independent School District (L.I.S.D.) to provide an E-Reading Program as part of our summer day camps.
During the month of May, the public can help a child to read by donating their old e-readers to Parks and Recreation! Just drop them at one of the locations listed below through May 31st, and we'll provide you with a donations receipt for your taxes!
Youth will be inspired to read by using the latest technology, including checking out free books through our online Public Library programs! Mae Simmons Community Center and the Maggie Trejo Supercenter will be the first camps to utilize this program. By reading at camp, youth will also have the chance to earn prizes through the Summer Reading Programs at both L.I.S.D and the Lubbock Public Libraries!
When summer is over, the e-readers will be used in our After School Programs so your gift will keep on giving
To kick off the E-Reader Drive, Parks and Recreation will be hosting a News Conference on Wednesday, April 30th, at 11 a.m. at the Information Desk in the South Plains Mall.
For more information, call (806) 775-2685.