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.

  1. Visit your local library and sign up for their summer reading program.
  2. Try to read with your child for 20 minutes a day. It doesn’t have to be all at once.
  3. Use a reading log to track the time spent reading.
  4. Use the “Find a Book” tool to find books that meets your child’s interest and reading level.
  5. 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.