Arizona's Summer Reading Program
Escape the Heat at Your Local Public Library
Arizona’s Summer Reading Program encourages families with young children to head to your local library, pick out some age-appropriate books, and make reading part of your summer fun.
Summer reading is especially important for school-age children. Research shows that a summer without reading can set students back, with the average student losing 17–34% of the prior year’s learning gains during summer break. But research also shows that reading just five books over the summer can help prevent learning loss.
- Visit your local library and sign up for their summer reading program.
- Try to read with your child for 20 minutes a day. It doesn’t have to be all at once.
- Use a reading log to track the time spent reading.
- Use the “Find a Book” tool to find books that meets your child’s interest and reading level.
- Get your copy of the Summer Reading flyer.
Important Reference Links
Summer Reading Partners
Read On Arizona and numerous organizations throughout Arizona partner to promote the importance of summer reading.