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Growing One Book at a Time with Summer Reading!

Schools and libraries across the country, as well as organizations, such as Scholastic and Barnes & Noble®, offer many reading challenges and activities for students during the summer. Public Libraries began actual summer reading programs in the 1890’s to encourage children to read during the months when they were not in school; receiving continuous exposure to literature and reading instruction. These summer reading programs incentivize students to keep reading in the summer to retain skills for positive reading achievement outcomes when returning to school in the fall.