OCALA, Fla. - Over summer break, students can lose some of the knowledge they gained over the school year. It's called the "summer slide," and programs to combat it are happening all over Central Florida.
A new summer reading program at select Marion County's public schools is helping prevent the so-called slide.
Every Wednesday, select schools open their media centers for local students to enjoy story times, reading comprehension activities and checking out books.
Parents said they like being able to take advantage of the school resources with their children over the summer.
"We love it. She's an avid reader and we've been at the public library, but this is even better. It's her school and she's comfortable here," Katy Jacobo said.
"I'm still learning stuff over the summer, and it's keeping me entertained. It's good for kids," student Logan Chapman said.
Learn more about the schools that are open for Marion County summer reading.
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