Anaheim Public Library launches this year’s Summer Reading Program, "Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!"
Sign-up for the virtual Summer Reading Program starting on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Each book or activity you log enters you into a weekly raffle!
Keep track of your reading progress this summer and download the READsquared app or sign-up for the reading program at anaheim.readsquared.com.
Complete activities to earn virtual badges, unlock games, and more in READsquared.
Watch engaging virtual programs on Anaheim Public Library’s Facebook and Instagram. Virtual programs allow kids and families to participate in educational activities related to the theme throughout the summer including archaeology, cooking demos, yoga, and more!
Visit the web calendar at Anaheim.net/LibraryCalendar or follow us @AnaheimLibrary for program announcements!
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 for 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 the upcoming school year.
The Anaheim Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program to help keep kids focused on 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.