Providing kids with educational opportunities can prove challenging over the summer months. That's where the The Allen County Library fills in the gaps.
Stephanny Smith and Marra Honeywell joined First News Saturday to talk about the Summer Learning Program.
2,100 programs will take place over the two months and nine tons of new books will be given away as prizes.
Smith and Honeywell said the program is important because it prevents summer slide, which is kids losing ground over the summer months. It keeps them engaged and makes learning fun.
The program runs June 1-July 31. There will be programs and events for all ages, babies to senior citizens.
The library's mission is to promote lifelong learning and discovery. There are 24,000 people in the community who participate in SLP every year.
All of this is free and open to everyone in the community, even if you don't have a library card.
Click here to sign up.