Summer Reading!


Our summer reading program is a community tradition that keeps kids and their families reading all summer long. We believe reading is a fundamental skill and a gateway to success in life. Summer Reading  promotes reading for fun and lifelong enrichment. We create a motivational framework for learning for all ages (0-99+) during the summer that includes reading logs, games, challenges, and educational entertainers!

While we all love summer vacation with fun events like summer camp, pool time, and maybe even a family vacation, we at Coburn Free Library encourage you to incorporate reading and learning activities into your summer plans too!  While you enjoy all summer has to offer consider including summer reading in your plans to combat the summer slide.  

Reading for just 20 minutes a day helps kids maintain the reading skills they developed during the school year. Not only will it help them stay on track when school starts back but with reading they can experience a summer of adventure by stimulating their imaginations.

Signing up for the Summer Reading Program is the best way for your child to keep reading over the summer. Summer Reading starts July 1 and continues through August 31.

Have your children pick out their own books and take the books with them everywhere they go: road trips, the doctor’s office, grandma’s house. We also encourage e-books and audio books!  Listening to audio books at night or in the car is a great way to easily incorporate reading into your schedule.  Even better, why not take turns reading aloud?  Reading aloud helps build vocabulary skills while listening builds vocabulary and listening comprehension skills, and also increases our knowledge.

Adults can model lifelong learning by participating in the program with their children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends. Help your children prevent the Summer Slide by reading 20 minutes a day this summer! Sign up, track your reading, and earn incentives.

Whether you visit relatives, enjoy a week at camp, or have a stay-cation at home, make summer even more fun by reading a little every day!