Allentown area schools to offer library time over the summer

June 2, 2013 by  

Students in the Salisbury Township School District in Allentown will not be putting aside their books this summer.

Over the course of summer vacation, the school district will open libraries at select schools on scheduled dates. When open, students from elementary school through high school will be able to access the library and check books out.

Students are encouraged to select books to read for enjoyment during their summer break. They can also visit the library to learn to use apps on iPads. The goal is to encourage students to keep on read widely even when they are not in the classroom.

Two schools in the district will open their libraries: Harry S. Truman Elementary School and Salisbury Middle School. The elementary school library will be open on June 18, July 11, July 25, and August 1. The middle school library will be open June 26, July 10, July 31 and August 15. The libraries will only be open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, so students who want to check out books had better make sure that they are early risers on those days.

Before the end of the school year, the school district might consider postcard printing to advertise the libraries’ open dates. The postcards could go home with students and serve as a reminder throughout the summer.

Harry S. Truman Elementary School is located at 1400 Gaskill Street, while Salisbury Middle School is based at 3301 Devonshire Road. Due to the maintenance schedules at school, the library open dates might change as the summer progresses, so keep an eye on their websites.