Research 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. Library summer reading programs help to offset this loss because studies also indicate students who read recreationally out-perform those who don't do so. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.
Without summer reading intervention, the National Summer Learning Association reports it's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.
"We encourage kids to exercise their reading muscles to keep them in shape," May added. In addition to a wide variety of reading options, libraries will host activities for all ages ranging from Teddy Bear Olympics to Bingo for Books to tailgating parties.
Sponsored by the Department of Defense with program content developed by iREAD, "Read – For the Win" will reach thousands of families. This year's promotional materials feature "Froggy," the star of 27 books for children written by Jonathan London and illustrated by U.S. Navy veteran Frank Remkiewicz. This year marks the seventh in which nearly 200 base and installation libraries will participate in the summer reading program. Last year's participants read for 41.7 million minutes.
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CONTACTS: Holly May, 202-433-0785
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SOURCE Navy General Library Program