CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- We've all heard the song, "There ain't no cure for the summer time blues." but librarians say they have the cure.
Library programs not only make learning fun, they can make returning to school in the fall easier, too.
Public libraries usually have summer youth programs, like those at the Cedar Falls Library, where children learn about a variety of topics, including space.
Fifth grader Alex Grey learned about the constellations and made a clay medallion out of his astrological symbol as part of the library's weekly craft.
"It's important to give them things to do that are engaging both physically and mentally, so when they go back to school in the fall, they haven't vegetated all summer," librarian Kelly Stern said.
Stern says learning is not only fun, but also valuable in the summer. Children can continuing learning, even outside of a school environment. And while books contain plenty of knowledge, the programs the library offers can help bring that knowledge to life.
"They'll be less likely to lose what they learned in the school year if they continue to be challenged in the summer," Stern said.
Many community libraries post their schedules online. Click here to see what's coming up at the Cedar Falls Library.
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