Press Release (8/30/2022): Middle Georgia Regional Library celebrates the end of Summer Reading

Middle Georgia Regional Library celebrates the end of Summer Reading

MACON, GA.— The Middle Georgia Regional Library (MGRL) would like to thank everyone that participated in the 2022 Summer Reading Program this past summer. As a system, participants read for over 1.7 million minutes, an almost 40% increase from minutes read the previous year.

"Summertime reading is what keeps our kids on grade level," said MGRL Director, Jennifer Lautzenheiser. "It's been proven that if children read throughout the summer that they have less loss and our teachers don't have to reteach as much when they start in the Fall."

This summer MGRL had over 60,000 visits and almost 4,000 Summer Reading Program participants of all ages. The system offered approximately 300 programs including computer classes and workshops.

Lautzenheiser said the Summer Reading Program consisted of two parts: the reading portion with the goal of 25 hours read over the summer and library programming encouraging families to come in together and build literacy skills together.

Three Bibb County MGRL sites were also Summer Nutrition Sites in partnership with the Bibb County School District. Collectively these sites provided 2,186 meals to children under 18 for the month of June.

Fall programming is slated to return to Middle Georgia Regional Library locations in September. Information can be found on the website at and Fall programming guides will be available for pick up in September.

For additional information:

Alexandria Hughes-Holsey, Marketing Coordinator, Middle Georgia Regional Library, 478-310-2158

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