Read to Succeed: A Story with the EPD
Date: Thu Jul 11 2024
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Summer is here, school is out, and there are plenty of books to be read!

The Evansville Police Department has partnered with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, and Barnes & Noble for its first-ever Summer Reading Series led by Special Projects Coordinator Taylor Merriss.

Officer Merriss says she “understands the benefits that reading can bring to children; most importantly cognitive, emotional and language development which all aid in achieving academic success.” In an age where most things are digital, having face-to-face interactions, including reading, helps build relationships and create social connections.

Officer Merriss hasn’t always been an avid reader, having come into it later in life, but since she began her reading journey, she has discovered its many benefits. She is excited to share her passion for reading with those attending the EVSC Summer Schools and anyone, within the age recommendations, who wishes to attend the reading series at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Libraries and Barnes & Noble.

See below for dates, times, and locations for age-specific reading events!