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Ways that Parents can Prevent the Summer Slide

- Have your child read for at least 20 minutes every day.
- Spend time cooking together
- Listen to an Audiobook on summer car trips
- Read Aloud with your child daily
- Review skills with fun, hands-on activities

  • Practice adding and subtracting with cereal.
  • Make words with Playdough.
  • Have your student keep a summer journal.
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Davidson County Public Library - Summer Reading

Summer Reading is almost here! There are some amazing things in store for you! Enjoy activities, programs, and events for children, teens, adults, and families at Lexington Public Library, Thomasville Public Library, North Davidson Public Library, Denton Public Library, and West Davidson Public Library. This year's theme is "All Together Now," which embraces the ideals of kindness, friendship, and unity.

The summer reading program dates are as follows:

Lexington Public Library: Monday, 6/12 - Saturday, 7/22

Thomasville Public Library: Thursday, 6/1 - Thursday, 8/8

North Davidson Public Library: Friday, 6/16 - Friday, 7/28

Denton Public Library: Monday, 6/12 - Saturday, 7/27

West Davidson Public Library: Monday, 6/12 -Friday, 7/21

Be sure to contact your local branch for information on how and when to register.

Let's gather "All Together Now," and have some fun!

Scholastic Reading

The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading. From May 4 through September 7th, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination offering stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.

Free Summer Reading Online through Scholastic

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Opportunity

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Information

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Lexington Parks and Recreations Summer Camps

Lexington Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

The above link covers everything the Lexington Parks and Recreation Department will potentially do this summer but, activities and field trips may change if any scheduling issues or other challenges arise. We are looking forward to a great summer! The camp will run from June 20th through August 4th, with no camp the week of July 4th. Camp is from 7:30 - 1:00, and breakfast and lunch are included with your registration!

AFTER-CARE IS BACK THIS YEAR! Summer camp runs until 1:00, but with After-Care, your kid can stay until 6:00!

Week 1: June 20-23: It's Summer Camp
Week 2: June 26-30: Game On!
*no camp the week of July 4-8
Week 3: July 10 - July 14: Out of this World
Week 4: July 17-21: Adventures in Lexington
Week 5: July 24-28: Big Toy Week
Week 6: July 31 - August 4: Outdoor Explorers

Lexington YMCA Summer Camps and Sports Camps

Summer Camps and Sports Camps

The YMCA assures the learning, fun, and character-building experienced during the school year continues into the summer months. The activities are designed to keep your child’s mind and body active while nurturing the YMCA’s core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Summer Day Camp has several unique features that make it an outstanding experience for those boys and girls attending. We offer a structured schedule of activities in which every child (ages 6-14) are able to participate. These activities include sports and recreation, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, academic enrichment, and exploring nature. The children also participate in traditional activities appropriate for their respective age levels.

Fun Things to do around Lexington

Everyone knows that summers get hot in Lexington, and Lexington Parks and Recreation has the solution! The Washington Park Splash Pad is 4,000 square feet of awesome water park fun and also has updated restrooms, shelters, and a playground beside it. Also, check out the Lexington Aquatic Park, a competition-size swimming pool with zero-entry and splash features, open throughout the summer!

Washington Park Splash Pad - May 20 - September 24

  • 100 Bookington Drive
  • The splash pad is open 10:00am - 7:00pm daily in season
  • There is no cost to enjoy the splash pad

Lexington Aquatic Park Opening Memorial Day Weekend!
207 Forest Rose Drive

  • The pool is open to the public 12:30 - 5:00
  • May 27, 28, 29 | June 3, 4 | June 10, 11
  • June 13 - August 12 | Open Tuesday - Sunday
  • Admission is $2 for ages 0-17, $4 for 18+ (Y Members get in free)
  • The pool is staffed and managed throughout the summer by the J Smith Young YMCA
  • Phone during operating hours: (336) 242-1121
  • Outside of operating hours: (336) 249-2177 (J. Smith Young YMCA)

Helping in the Hive

We need parents to help us start FTO and assist with serving as school improvement team members. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Richards (

LCS is seeking substitute teachers in all grade levels. If interested, please contact our Human Resources Department HERE.

LCS has a Mobile App

Download the official Lexington City Schools App today to access notifications, the calendar, and more.

The App's free.

Video about the Mobile App
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August 23 - Open House

August 28 - First Day of School

Lexington City Schools Calendar

Click here to visit Lexington City Schools Calendar for the 2023-2024 School Year