Every child loves the summer. No school work, warmer weather, and endless time to play with friends and just relax are among the many reasons children enjoy their time off. It is a time to reset and prepare for the next year of learning. While the summer months are a great time for a well deserved break from the stress and activity of the school year, it can also pose a threat to the achievements and hard work the students put in over the past school year. The "summer slide"
Today is Up With Books’ 5th anniversary! Five years ago today, sisters Ashley and Paige officially incorporated Up With Books. Inspired with the idea of providing books to those less fortunate, the co-founders of the new corporation were determined to spread their love of reading as well as promote the benefits of continuous reading from a young age. For the past five years, volunteers have been working hard to fulfil our mission of providing books to those less fortunate. Up
We are all still powering through COVID-19, a time where many have even less resources than they are used to having. For the last 10 months we have all been reflecting on the things we have taken for granted, discovered new ways of continuing our normal lives, and learned to let go of things we might have to do without for the time being. This specifically impacts children who need access to books, both for school and reading for fun. School and public libraries are the main