Reading programs help prevent summer slide

Sheridan Elementary School is just one of several Lincoln Public Schools that are once again hosting a summer reading program. They meet every Wednesday morning from 9 - 11 a.m. with different themes each week.

"This is a great way to keep kids reading over the summer," said Lavonne Hanlon Sheridan Elementary school librarian. "There are activities and the chance to intermingle with each other,  learn more about the school and school programs, and learn more about the community at large."

Middle school students volunteer to help the younger students with activities. Students of all ages are invited to attend. Here are the remaining themes for the summer at Sheridan:

June 21: “SENSE.” Enjoy the arts as you create your own musical instruments and original artwork, make castles and fairy tale puppets and put on a show, or apply stage makeup and join in readers’ theater productions. 

June 28: “LIVE.” Become fashion engineers as you design a new wardrobe and create hats and accessories to match. Craft a story quilt or quilt square magnets, or make your own sock monster puppets.

July 12: “TRANSFORM.” Calling all book lovers! Celebrate authors and illustrators at our Big Book Bash! Dress as your favorite literary character and join us for a round of fun and games at our final reading celebration.

During the library remodel, the books and activities have been moved into the Sheridan Cafeteria.


Beattie Elementary: Wednesdays 9am - noon

Campbell Elementary: Mondays 9:30 - 11:30am

Clinton Elementary:  Wednesdays until July 19 10am - noon

Elliott Elementary:  Wednesdays 9am - noon

Hartley Elementary: Tuesday mornings in June 

Kloefkorn Elementary: Wednesdays 9am - noon

Maxey Elementary: Wednesdays 12:30 - 3:30

McPhee Elementary: Wednesdays 9am - noon

Norwood Park Elementary: Tuesdays noon - 1pm

Prescott Elementary: Wednesdays 9am - noon

Riley Elementary: Tuesdays 9am - noon

Roper Elementary: Wednesdays 10am - noon

Rousseau Elementary: Wednesdays 9am - noon 

Saratoga Elementary: Wednesdays 9-11am

Sheridan Elementary: Wednesdays 9-11am

West Lincoln Elementary: Wednesdays 9am - noon


Published: June 14, 2017, Updated: June 16, 2017