2023 Summer Reading Program

Summer reading runs from June 1 through August 31, and all ages are encouraged to join in!

Why do we promote summer reading?

  • Reading with infants and toddlers promotes bonding and associates books with positive feelings
  • Reading with 3-5 year olds teaches them pre-reading skills (book orientation, letter familiarity, word sounds) which will aid learning to read later on
  • For school-age children and teens, summer reading means reading for pleasure, increases vocabulary, and keeps skills fresh for returning to school
  • For adults, continued reading reduces stress, maintains memory and brain function, and supports continued learning
  • For everyone, reading promotes empathy, creativity, self-esteem, and an understanding of the points of view of other people. It also reduces feelings of loneliness and depression

Why should you join the Scandinavia Public Library’s summer reading program?

  • Being part of a program encourages you to set and reach a desired reading goal
  • You can challenge your friends and family members to see who can read the most!
  • You can meet other readers and get recommendations for more great books to read!
  • You can help us reach our community goal of a combined 1,925 days of reading by all of our program participants!
  • You can earn Book Bucks to treat yourself to something fun from one of our community businesses!