Library District launches free summer education program with launch event on Saturday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Looking to keep the kids busy this summer? The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will launch its free Summer Challenge educational program with a launch event Saturday at the East Las Vegas Library.

Summer Challenge is the Library District’s annual reading and learning program, which helps local youth stay active during the summer by honing their academic skills.

It starts on Saturday May 15 with a launch event that will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event will feature the following:

  • Exciting Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Lights Prize Giveaways
  • DJ Naavi spins tunes from the stage
  • Balloon artists, gifts and crafts
  • A Kona Ice Cream Truck
  • Information booths featuring dozens of free community programs and services
  • STEAM activities and live hands-on demonstrations from the Built From Scratch Tech Lab, Podcasting Studio and Teen Sphere Zone
  • And lots of other fun things to explore!

“We at the Clark County School District wish all of our students a safe and enjoyable summer vacation,” said Dr. Jesus F. Jara, Clark County School District Superintendent (CCSD). “A school break, however, can lead to a summer slide if students don’t stay engaged in reading and learning. That’s why we’re excited about the Summer Challenge, a wonderful partnership between CCSD and Southern Nevada public libraries, including the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Students should have fun this summer and read something they like for 30 minutes every day.

For more information on the program, click HERE.

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