Studies indicate that youth can lose approximately 20 % of their reading skills and 27% of their math skills gained in the previous school year during summer break. Summer reading and learning programs at your libraries helps to prevent this skill loss. Allowing children to freely choose their reading material, visiting the library, and making time for creative play can help children retain their skills and better prepare them for the next school year.
Sunshine State Reading Books for Summer 2021
The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. It encourages students to read independently for pleasure and is meant to help to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine
State books are selected annually for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.
Florida Teens Reads is designed to entice teens in grades 9 through 12 to read. In order to spark their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections engage high school students by reflecting their interests as well as representing
a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.
Florida Teens Read books for Grades 9 through 12
Take a stroll with our StoryWalks! Throughout the summer, several library locations will have StoryWalks posted outside of their facilities. These are self-directed reading adventures. Pages from the stories will be posted on yard signs. In order to read the story, you must complete the walk! Each story is an animal themed story in celebration of Tails and Tales summer reading! Check out our event calendar for more details.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.