Pick up your t-shirt!
All t-shirts must be picked up
by September 4, 2015
Wear your summer reading t-shirt and take a list of books to your school that you read during the summer months. If you listed books as accelerated reading, you may get credit for reading during the summer.
The research is clear that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect. Studies show that summer reading helps to improve comprehension, vocabulary, and proficiency enabling students to return to school in the fall with greater retained skills. Barbara Heyns’s 1978 landmark study to back up the benefits of summer reading.
Reading books over the summer can have a significant impact for middle school readers. Summer programs for youth, tweens and teens encourage readers, especially those who are struggling, to use alternative formats such as e-books and audio-books along with the library's databases.
Summer reading is a foundation for summer learning at the Farmington Public Library!
SR 2015 Registration Pie Chart
SR Quick Facts (2015)
Youth: 5,863 and 41,362 books logged
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