When children read what they enjoy, they learn to love reading and become better readers. The free summer programs at your Delaware public library will help your child find those inspiring books, keep reading, and have fun all summer long.
Why summer reading is essential
Research has shown that children who continue to read during the summer vacation perform better in the fall when school resumes, and that even reading for simple summer enjoyment helps children with literacy skills, while helping prevent learning losses.
Worried that children will have to spend the entire summer with their noses in a book to receive any tangible benefit? Not so, say the experts!
“Reading even five books is enough to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores over the summer,” says Lynette M. Fraga, PH.D.
The Summer Reading Challenge at Delaware Libraries is FREE
To get kids started on their summer reading adventures, it’s time to sign the kids up for the summer reading program at Delaware Public Libraries! The program is free, kids receive fun swag and reading incentives AND, if you participate online (new this year!) kids even get personalized book suggestions. They can even write “book reviews” (identity-protected, of course) as well – which (shhhh, don’t tell them) is kind of like an online book report.
Here’s the info on how to sign up online. Simply register for the Summer Reading Challenge and start counting book time.
Download a copy of the Learning Journal which includes blank and lined pages for users to keep track of books they’ve read, jot down concepts and phrases, draw or doodle, record favorite passages and otherwise journal their reading travels.
Learn more here about what’s going on in your Delaware Public Library.
Book suggestions to get kids started
Browse by grade level through these lists compiled by GreatKids! to find great books for your child. These are well known, and some lesser known, favorites recommended by a panel of children’s book experts.
- Favorite books for Kindergartners
- Favorite books for first graders
- Favorite books for second graders
- Favorite books for third graders
- Favorite books for fourth graders
- Favorite books for fifth graders
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These sessions will provide students with the knowledge and confidence to complete any required reading-related assignments, such as reports, projects and tests. Available at your home, day camp, or in our Newark or Wilmington locations.
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