When it comes to summer, reading may not be the main thing kids have in mind, but reading can be the ideal summer activity. It is fun, portable, can involve the whole family, and will help your child academically. Research shows that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress. Please take some time to make sure your children are reading this summer. The Laurel County Public Library offers some wonderful programs. Our school will be working with the Laurel County Public Library for Summer Reading. If Colony students (Kindergarten-incoming 5th grade) participate and complete the program, they will be rewarded with a trip to MALIBU JACKS in Lexington after school starts. Stop by the school for a packet. The packet must be completed legibly and with correct signatures from the Public Library.