As the school year comes to an end, many parents wonder how to keep their child from experiencing the dreaded “summer slide.” The summer slide comes from not reading and keeping up with the practice of reading. Public libraries across Wisconsin are gearing up to offer summer reading programs for all ages. At the Shawano County Library, the program begins June 1st and runs through August 11th. The children’s program is for ages 0 through 5th grade, the teen program is for 6th through 12th grades and the audult program is for those 18 and older. stop at any county library to register and pick-up your reading log to get started! The Shawano County Library consists of the main library in Shawano, branches is Birnamwood, Bonduel, Mattoon, Tigerton and Wittenberg as well as a county-wide delivery service. For questions, please contact the Shawano County Library.