Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2018

Program Information

Age Group
Program
Reading Logs
Participation Dates
Babies 
(Pre-Readers 0-4 years)
Develop important early literacy skills that promote school readiness.
Literacy Game Board
6/16-7/28

School-aged Children 
(K-6th grade)
Prevent the Summer Slide! Read for 15 minutes a day and complete a reading log for prizes.
Passport Reading Log
6/16-7/28

Teens
(7th-12th, graduating seniors included)
Visit the library for exciting programs including Green Screen filmmaking and Ice-Cream Making, as well as weekly prizes. All prizes must be picked up in person at your branch.
Reading Log
Earn a raffle ticket for weekly prizes. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for every book read this summer!
6/4-7/28
Central, Haskett, Sunkist, Euclid and Ponderosa Library

6/16-7/28
Canyon & East Anaheim Library


Program Events

Each of the seven library branches will celebrate this year’s theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere, by hosting free educational programs and activities related to the theme throughout the summer including wildlife shows, magicians and musicians. For program information, visit our web calendar

Importance of Summer Reading

As the summer months are approaching, you may hear the term “summer slide” start to make its way into conversations but what is that? Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Typically, a child may lose up to three months of reading progress, leading to subpar reading levels by the beginning of the next school year.

Preventing the effects of summer slide is simple – Read! Children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer Reading reminds kids that reading is for fun. Reading as little as twenty minutes a day helps to keep children engaged and in a mindset that supports the learning of new information. This can actually lead to an improvement of reading skills, better preparing your child for upcoming school year. 

The Anaheim Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program to help keep kids focused with engaging activities, fun programs, and reading materials. Our selection of children’s books can stimulate their growing minds and get them ready to excel in academics. Visit your local Anaheim Public Library today to sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning June 16th!