Don't let your kids' reading skills atrophy this summer.

Don’t let your kids’ reading skills atrophy this summer. Get reading help from a certified elementary school teacher this summer at Mentor Public Library’s Headlands Branch.

Summer is a lot of fun, but the summer slide is not.

The reading skills of children (especially younger ones) can atrophy if they don’t practice over the summer.

So to fight the dreaded summer slide, kids (those entering first through third grade) can practice reading with a certified elementary school teacher this summer at our Headlands Branch.

The children will have 20-minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions where they can practice their comprehension and sight words.

The sessions will be on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m, starting May 29 and continuing throughout the summer.

These tutoring sessions are free. Furthermore, a child need not live in Mentor or even have a Mentor Public Library card to participate. Call the Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000 to set up a session.

Want another fun way to fight the summer slide? Participate in our Summer Reading program. The more you read and the more library programs that you attend, the better odds you have of winning a prize!