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Summer Reading Programs: Resources

Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library and develop the habit of reading.

ALA Library Fact Sheet 17

Best Practices

We have collected resources on summer reading programs across the country.

Outreach & Programming

Outreach, Programming

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists

For suggested summer reading lists, see:


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