Summer Reading

10+ Easy Ways to Get Children to Read this Summer


    Children who read do better in school—so make sure your child is a reader!


    1. Get your child a library card at your local public library. It’s free!
    2. Sign your child up for Summer Reading at the local public library and enjoy free programs with fun activities, storytelling, reading contests, crafts and more.
    3. Read with your child every day. Take advantage of “waiting” time to share books: on trips, at the doctor’s office, in line at the grocery store.
    4. Take a basket of books for reading breaks from the sun, water, and sand at the beach, lake, or pool.
    5. Read on your own and talk to your child about what you’re reading. Families who share reading experiences raise children who read well.
    6. Visit the library every week and bring the whole family.
    7. Need books in languages other than English? Ask a librarian!
    8. Use the closed captioning during TV shows so children see the words as they hear them.
    9. Keep a list on the refrigerator of the books everyone has read during the summer.
    10. Discover the world by reading books from your local public library. Choose a subject of interest for the entire family, so that every family member can share what they have learned and share ideas.