2016 Summer Reading Program

SRCDid you know that kids who don’t read and keep their minds active over the summer can lose up to two months of learning progress by the time school begins in the fall? Research shows that a child who reads only 1 minute a day outside of school will learn 8,000 words by the end of sixth grade, while a student who reads 20 minutes a day outside of school will learn 1,800,000 words! Summer Reading helps prevent the Summer Slide by encouraging everyone to read all summer.

Jefferson County is reading to a marathon 26.2 million minutes this summer! From June 1 – July 31, register and start logging your reading time. Receive prizes as you meet your goals and attend special events throughout the summer. Find more information on the Summer Reading Program, here.

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Special thank you to the Jefferson County Public Library Trustees for the donation of school contest prizes.

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