“The best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer.” (McGill and Allington, 2013)

Public library summer reading programs build communities of readers and library users and help prevent summer learning loss. In 2015, over 790,000 Californians signed up for summer reading and over 1.4 million took part in summer reading activities.

The California Summer Reading Challenge provides libraries with resources to create innovative summer reading programs that keep California children, teens, and adults reading all summer long.

Help us meet our goal of one million summer readers in 2016! Sign up now.