Karen Baldacci Helps Launch Summer Reading Program 

Some students at Vine Street School in Bangor got a jump start on their summer reading program.Karen Baldacci came and read to more than one hundred of the students.Baldacci says the importance of reading during the summer can not be stressed enough. ” Well there’s something that is known in the education community as the summer slides. We find those children that don’t read books over the summer tend to regress a little bit in their reading ability.”Baldacci says it is recommended that students each read four books during the summer.