Summer Reading 2016

Why Summer Reading Matters 

  • Students who read recreationally out-perform those who do not.
  • Reading just 5 books over the summer can prevent the summer slide.
  • By the end of 6th grade, children who consistently lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates.

 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • $10 – Sponsor one participant in Read for the Win!
  • $25 – Storytime @ the Main Library – Activities for babies and their caregivers help build early literacy readiness.
  • $50 - Sponsor MakerKids for K-5 – Incorporating activities along with reading is particularly effective with reluctant readers and kids reading below grade level. 
  • $100 - Sponsor Teen Programs – Teens who do not read at grade level are more likely to drop out of high school.
  • $150 – Purchase a set (15-20) of books for Everybody Reads! With participation from Evanston Cradle to Career, we’ll provide Evanston Parks & Recreation and Ridgeville Camps with a unique collection of books that kids can enjoy all summer long. These specially selected books will feature characters and life experiences that reflect all of Evanston. Daily reading will be integrated into the camp experience to help grow our community of readers. If you would like to purchase individual books to donate, please select from Booklist Button.
  • $200 – Sponsor MakerKids in the Park – The show goes on the road to Mason Park, Fleetwood-Jourdain and James Park bringing activities to the community.

 

Summer Reading 2016