Summer Reading: “A Universe of Stories”

This year’s summer reading theme is “A Universe of Stories.” It was chosen to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story.

Have fun with Summer Reading

Did you know that kids who don’t practice reading during the summer can lose up to three months of reading ability?

Georgia’s public libraries have a fun and educational Summer Reading Program in every county. Kids of every age can discover a love for reading and experience programs from puppet shows to robotics to gardening.

In many libraries, kids also can get a hot meal. This helps bridge the gap for the more than 60 percent of families who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year.

Prevent the summer learning slide, and help your child be ready for school in the fall, through your local library.

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Find a Summer Reading Program

Most of Georgia’s public libraries offer summer reading activities for families. Contact your local library to see what they have planned.

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Why Summer Reading?

Summer reading is a great way for families to bond and develop a love of reading and learning. When children participate in Summer Reading programs at their local library, they:

  • are motivated to read;
  • develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library;
  • maintain or improve their reading skills during summer vacation;
  • have access to fun learning experiences;
  • can make new friends, and more!
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Children enjoying a summer reading program

Summer Reading is all about fun!

Summer reading programs help students prevent learning loss caused by the “summer slide.” Students also develop and improve reading skills.

Summer reading activities are also opportunities to explore creativity, develop social skills, learn new things and simply have fun! Georgia’s public libraries partner with their communities to provide a diverse selection of programs, including:

  • puppet shows
  • robotics
  • gardening
  • magic shows
  • petting zoos
  • reading parties
  • story times, and more!

Contact your local library to see what’s planned for the summer.

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More for Kids

In addition to summer reading activities, Georgia’s public libraries offer services and resources to help children thrive and become lifelong learners.

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