Summer Reading Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure children, as well as adults, continue to read over their long summer break from school. For children and teens, Summer Reading helps to circumvent what we call “the summer slide,” a decline in reading and other academic skills during the summer break. Studies show that children who participate in Summer Reading initiatives score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school than those who don’t. Reading has also been known to exercise the brain, increase concentration, reduce stress, improve sleep, and promote longevity. We make reading during the summer a fun, no-pressure activity by providing interactive programming, and incentives for reading throughout June and July.