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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Countdown to Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program

Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Typically, a child may lose up to three months of reading progress, leading to subpar reading levels by the beginning of the next school year.

Preventing the effects of summer slide is simple – Read! Children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer Reading Club reminds kids that reading is for fun—as well as for learning. Reading as little as twenty minutes a day reading helps to keep them engaged and in a mindset that supports learning and absorption of new materials. This can actually lead to an improvement of their reading skills, better preparing your child for the upcoming school year.


The Anaheim Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program to help keep kids focused with engaging activities, fun programs, and reading materials. Our selection of children’s books can stimulate their growing minds and get them ready to excel in academics. Visit your local Anaheim Public Library branch today to sign up for our Summer Reading Program on June 16th!

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