AR Kid’s Read Summer Programs

Combat the Summer Learning SLide

Become an AKR Literacy Playground Partner Site

AR Kids Read (AKR) is seeking Literacy Playground partner sites for Summer 2024. We are accepting applications from sites in Pulaski and Jefferson Counties. If interested, please read the information in the Summer Guidelines packet and submit the application via google link no later than Friday, March 15.

The AKR Literacy Playground program is an engaging, dynamic, and camp-themed literacy program designed to reduce summer slide and help students close grade-level reading gaps. The program is embedded in an established summer program’s daily schedule. Students will not only receive valuable foundational literacy skill building and reading and writing practice, they will also engage in activities that promote social emotional learning and engagement skills. Emotional strength lessons focus on belonging, friendship, curiosity, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope. 

Become a Library Tutoring Site

AKR @ the Library is a summer reading tutoring program for students who are 6 months to a year behind in reading. AKR provides the science of reading-aligned curriculum, resources, pre- and post- testing, trained volunteer tutors, as well as oversight for the program. We are currently seeking library host sites for Summer 2024 tutoring programs. We are accepting applications from sites in Pulaski and Faulkner Counties. Submit an interest form below.

Does your child need extra help in reading this summer?

Is your child struggling with reading? Give them a boost this summer!

  • Enroll your child NOW for FREE, captivating, one-on-one reading tutoring based on the science of reading at AKR @ the Library (see specific locations below).
  • Tutoring sessions are held weekly.
  • All tutors have successfully cleared a background check.

The program runs from the week of June 3rd through the week of July 22nd.  

The 2024 Library Host Sites are:

  • Dee Brown Library: Mondays at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm 
  • Esther D. Nixon Library: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm
  • Faulkner County Library: Tuesdays at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm 
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library: Thursdays at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm 
  • North Little Rock Public Library, Argenta Branch: Wednesdays at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm 

Interested in volunteering over the summer? Visit our volunteer page.