Last year more than 38,500 children and teens participated in Pratt's
summer programs, with more than 15,800 children enrolled in the
incentive-based Summer Reading Program. Kindergarten through 5th-grade participants logged more than 5.2 million minutes of reading, and our teen participants read over 8,000 books!
Reading helps reduce "summer slide", a loss of academic skills that
students may experience in July and August. This loss is nearly
impossible to make
up, compounds over time, and particularly impacts children in
It costs just $60 to sponsor a child for a whole summer's worth of library programs. Please sponsor one or more children and help reduce summer slide!
For assistance and questions about donations, please contact the Institutional Advancement at (410) 396-5283.