Reading for Pleasure
and Summer Reading Programs
Did you know?Children who participated in a library summer reading program had better reading skills at the end of the school year and scored higher on the standards test than the children who did not participate.
Children read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.
Voluntary reading is essential to helping children become better readers, writers, and spellers.
Summer reading programs help increase young people’s interest in reading.
Children who read widely and frequently are higher achievers than those who read rarely and narrowly.
Reading empowers critical thinking skills, enhances empathy and helps us appreciate other points of view.
Libraries help young people feel safe, cared for, useful, and valued.
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