What is TeenRead? It's a summer reading program for ages 12-18. Those who complete a combination of reading, activities, and events to collect 5 badges get a $10 Amazon gift card and a chance to win a $50 gift card!
How do I sign up? Sign up online between June 1-August 15.
What do I do? Register online. Keep track of your books and activities online or write them down on your reading log. Claim your prize at the end of the summer between July 1-August 15..
Why join? Why Is reading important during the summer?
Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your child hasn’t been reading regularly during the summer, they may be in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline in their reading ability.
Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system. The situation for economically disadvantaged students is especially grim: if students from low-income families don’t read over the summer, they are much more likely to fall behind their more privileged peers, widening the “achievement gap.”
-Home Room, Official blog of the U.S. Department of Education
TeenRead is made possible with support for KeyPoint Credit Union, Enterprise, and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.