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New Summer Reading Program for Kids Promotes Healthy Living

SmartHealthToday, an online health news source sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, is partnering with the Kenton County Public Library to beat summer boredom.

According to Reading is Fundamental, research shows that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect. To encourage a reading routine, SmartHealthToday is launching a Beat the Boredom Summer Reading Program.

SmartHealthToday will feature a summer reading list provided by the Kenton County Public Library with books that promote healthy living for younger-elementary children. Families can download the list from and visit their Kenton County branch. There will also be fun activities and crafts featured throughout the summer.

Starting today – through August 25 – SmartHealthToday Facebook fans will be able to enter a weekly contest to win a library bag full of swag and books from Kenton County Public Library’s reading list.

You will find stories at on topics like the “summer slide” and how to prevent it, the importance of reading to infants and toddlers, and how to prepare children to read before they enter kindergarten. Parents can get information from local experts on a variety of health topics all summer long and sign up for daily or weekly newsletters.

Children (ages 2-12) can also participate in Kenton County Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program that runs through August 31.

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