LIBRARIES ARE THE NOT-SO-SECRET INGREDIENT TO MAINTAINING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN SCHOOL YEARS.

LIBRARIES ARE THE NOT-SO-SECRET INGREDIENT TO MAINTAINING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN SCHOOL YEARS.

Almost all public libraries offer summer reading programs, and research has shown that “students who participated in the public library summer reading program scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those students who did not participate”. **

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. If you haven’t been to your local library lately, September is a great time for a visit.

Learn about ways to celebrate and help us spread the word at: ilovelibraries.org/library-card.

Watch this video to learn how libraries transform education.

 

* Research conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics found that in 1994, 95% of public libraries offered summer reading programs for children; there are not statistics for adult summer programs. http://libguides.ala.org/summer-reading/research

**Dominican University (2012). The Dominican Study: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap (PDF)

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