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Summer Reading at SC Libraries: Goals

A program that entices children and young adults to read throughout the summer in order to keep up the skills they learned during the school year, and encourages them to become lifelong library users.

Goals of the Summer Reading Program

  • Advance literacy and academic performance by engaging youth of all ages in reading and reading-related activities during the summer months. Involve parents and all family members in the library summer reading experience.
  • Increase participation by all ages in public library summer reading programs.
  • Foster a love of reading through public library programs and services. Increase successful reading experiences through librarian-supported, self-selected, voluntary reading.
  • Improve access to library materials and activities, which will encourage youth to become lifelong library users.
  • Provide tools and resources for the public libraries to implement summer reading programs by engaging in partnerships that will benefit the libraries and expand resources.

Other Summer Reading Program Research

There is a great deal of information about Summer Reading and its previous data, helpfulness, and benefits. Here a few helpful links to provide Summer Reading information in greater detail:

SC State Library Information


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