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tPick up your t-shirt!
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by September 4, 2015

Log in to Summer Reading
to print books read

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.

SR 2015
Participation Pie Chart

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Why Summer Reading?

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!

How is my local school and district performing?
Public Libraries in Children's Literacy Development

New Mexico Afterschool - Helping with the Summer Slide

Afterschool Alliance of New Mexico


SR 2015 Registration Pie Chart
June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015

SR Quick Facts (2015)

Youth:  5,863 and 41,362 books logged
Teen:  695 and 3,002 books logged

Total 6,558
Total books logged online: 46,364 

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