Cupertino community briefs for the week of June 3 – The Mercury News

Symphonic band concert

The Cupertino Symphonic Band is hosting a free outdoor concert Sunday, June 5, at 2 pm at Cupertino’s Memorial Park Amphitheater, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd. Parking is on Mary Avenue and Alves Drive. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. For more information, visit www.cupertinosymphonicband.org.

summer reading program

The Santa Clara County Library District was set to kick off its free Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” on June 1. The program, which runs through July 31, encourages readers of all ages to go on a new adventure in the pages of a book or take the adventure outside.

Research shows reading during summer vacation can help prevent “Summer Slide”, where students lose a significant amount of reading and math knowledge over the summer vacation. The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced school closures and distance learning, compounded the learning loss.

“Studies have found that students who participate in summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year and they read with confidence,” County Librarian Jennifer Weeks said.

To register for the summer reading program, visit https://sccl.beanstack.org/reader365. Library patrons can also download the Beanstack app on their mobile device to start start logging their reading progress. Participants can earn a reward for reading five books and completing one activity this summer. Completion rewards will be available starting on Monday, Aug. One.

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