The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. The iREAD mission is to provide libraries with the tools to bridge this summer gap, while inspiring literacy and life-long learning. iREAD summer reading programming includes activities, graphics, crafts, reading lists, incentives, and much more for children, teens, and adults.
Over the past thirty years, iREAD has grown into a leader of summer reading program development, providing libraries, large and small, with all of the resources they need to promote, launch, and execute great reading programs.
iREAD Summer Reading 2018, Reading Takes You Everywhere!, will focus on the excitement of exploration and new discoveries to be found in books, libraries, our communities, and beyond. For all summer readers, this year’s theme is about life in other dimensions, on other planets, and in other times--people, places, and things that might be outside one's reach or outside one's comfort zone. Ready, set, go…..READ!
As a coordinated, self-supporting effort developed by the Illinois Library Association and librarians, every purchase from iREAD helps to promote and assist the great work of libraries.
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