> The Things You Can Read: Summer Reading Resources

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Reading Resources

Check out some of these suggestions for Students and Parents provided by the Virginia Library!
Summer Learning
Research shows that children who read for pleasure in the summer do better and forget less when they go back to school. And it's not just in reading. Kids who don't read over the summer can slide backward in all subject areas. This means the summer months and other breaks from school offer great opportunities for families and caregivers to help improve reading and writing.
Keep Learning Alive in the Old Dominion This Summer
Download a Summer Learning flyer available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) orbookmark (PDF).
Here are some ideas to support learning all summer.


Find a Book – Create a custom list of books at your child’s reading level and take the list to your local library or a nearby book store.
    Little girl big book
  • Go to Find a Book and enter the child’s grade level.
  • Pick the child’s interest categories and view/refine the search results.
  • Print the child’s custom reading list and take it with you to your local public library or bookstore.
Dig Into Reading – Contact your local public library to find out more about the Library of Virginia’s summer reading program. A list of public libraries in Virginia is available.
DaybyDayVa – For daily activities related to reading, check out the Library of Virginia’s Family Literacy Calendar.
Find it Virginia – Free, round-the-clock access to resources – such as newspapers, magazine articles, journal articles and books including encyclopedias – may be found through the Library of Virginia’s Find It Virginia. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. For summer learning, these links might be of interest:

Any of these work for you?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read! 

Happy Reading!
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