Michelle Novello, PCL Program Coordinator and Cheryl Space, Youth Services Coordinator, have joined Mayor Elorza’s Summer Reading Taskforce. The taskforce is charged with making recommendations for ways to curb summer learning loss among Providence students and draws upon the collective experience of representatives from almost 30 educational and community organizations. The taskforce will report early next year.
PCL already plays an essential role in the fight against the “summer slide” through the Summer Reading Program. Working closely with schools, the Library produces a recommended summer reading list and provides books, materials, activities and entertainment to more than 24,000 public school students. We are proud that Michelle and Cheryl have been invited to contribute their considerable expertise to this important initiative.