Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

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The Summer Reading Program reminds kids that reading is for fun—as well as for learning. 

This year, there are two Summer Reading Programs for children ages 0 to 5, and 6 to 12. Call your local branch or the Youth Service Coordinator for additional information and to register your child beginning in May. Additionally, this year we will be offering BOTH the programs in-person and re-imagined as grab-and-go kits; please discuss with your branch librarian which would be better for your families summer schedule. 

All programs run June 13-July 29. 

Public libraries increase literacy levels among elementary school children through summer reading programs, which are particularly effective at addressing the achievement gap. Summer reading programs increase young people’s interest in reading by combining silent reading with opportunities for children to read out loud, listen to stories, and take part in creative activities inspired by what they’ve read. These programs have also been very effective at drawing parents into students’ reading lives, a crucial element in developing strong reading habits. 

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:

  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation and are better prepared for the new school year after break.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.