Keeping kids interested in reading, even after the school year comes to an end could be a bit of a struggle. However, the Loussac Library is making it more enjoyable at its Summer Celebration and Reading Rendezvous event.

Elizabeth Nicolai with the Anchorage Public Library joined Daybreak on Thursday to break down what's in store and the importance of the event.

"We have our Reading Rendezvous and kick off to our Summer Discovery reading program," Nicolai said. "There are over 40, almost 50 booths of activities for kids and entertainment on the stage, magicians and musicians."

This is all part of an effort to keep kids reading after school lets out for the summer.

"When children stop going to school, many of them stop reading and learning and we find that children between the summers and the school years can lose up to three months of progress...And by the time they hit ninth grade, 60 percent of the achievement gap can be attributed to summer learning loss or, as it's called, 'summer slide."

The Summer Discovery event is a summer-long event and It all kicks off with Reading Rendezvous on Saturday, May 19 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. on the lawn of the Loussac Library.

For more information, visit the Loussac Library's website

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