Each year the Wicomico Library takes part in the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program is; according to the American Library Association; a program intended to help students who can least afford to lose the reading gains they've achieved during the school year maintain those gains. These students who do not have any literacy interventions during the summer tend to fall the farthest behind when they return to the classroom after a break away from formal literacy instruction. We promote this ongoing literacy with programs geared to get kids into the library and get books into their hands, while making it fun and allowing children to win prizes for their accomplishments in reading. Each summer there is a theme for the program. This year the theme is Libraries Rock. In conjunction with this the Pittsville Branch of the Wicomico Libraries will be holding a kick off event to begin the summer program. The event will be called the Rock The Block Party. During this kick off we will be signing children and teens up for the Summer Reading Program, letting them know what they can accomplish during the summer months and getting them excited about reading. The main event of the day will be a fun, family filled festival of live music, free food, interactive tables and displays for kids, a drum circle, and much more for the entire community. We will also have extensive media coverage by the library and Adams Broadcasting leading up to the event.