If kids are in school for nine months each year, does a few months’ break from reading in the summer really matter? The across-the-board answer from researchers is a resounding “yes.” On average, children lose 20% of their previous year’s gains in reading skills over the summer. By the time a struggling reader enters sixth […]
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3 Surprising Reasons to Stay Home and Read a Book
Since you’re here reading this, it’s a safe bet you love books. But libraries are so much more than books. Below, discover three surprising ways libraries like your Bozeman Public Library benefit society. By joining our Stay Home & Read a Book Ball, you’re supporting the programs and services that bring these benefits to your […]
New Science Shows Libraries Help Children Excel at School
Love your Library? So do the 50% of Americans who visit libraries each year. And while we all know from experience the tremendous good that libraries bring, little scientific research exists to quantify exactly how big those benefits are. A new study by Montana State University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Miami University […]