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Combat the summer slide

Many students experience summer learning loss over summer, but research shows that students can maintain or improve reading skills when they are out of school for the summer. Access to books increases reading opportunities and enjoyment and can help students combat the summer slide. Students who read at least five books during summer can maintain important literacy skills.

Download our summer reading guide to learn more strategies and tips to support kids’ learning over summer.


Summer reading guide (English)

Summer reading guide (Spanish)

Read, read, read!

One of the best ways to encourage summer reading is to find reading level-appropriate books that kids are interested in reading. Different kids have different interests, so help your young reader find the right book. You can start by exploring the titles on our book list or take a trip to the library.

Next step: Read! Take time to read with your child, let them catch you in the act of reading, and travel with a book. This will make reading part of the summer routine.

Explore the book list

Visit your local library

Did you know that public libraries all across North Texas are hosting reading challenges and contests this summer? By reading the books on our Booked for Summer recommended book list, you can earn prizes and more from your library.

Find out more about how to participate in your city’s summer reading program by clicking on the link to your local library, below.

Arlington Library

Bedford Library

Benbrook library

Carrollton Library

Cedar Hill Library

Colleyville Library

Crowley Library

Dallas Library

DeSoto Library

Duncanville Library

Euless Library

Flower Mound Library

Fort Worth Library

Frisco Library

Garland Library

Grand Prairie Library

Grapevine Library

Haltom City Library

Hurst Library

Keller Library

Lancaster Library

Lewisville Library

McKinney Library

Mesquite Library

North Richland Hills Library

Plano Library

Richardson Library

Rowlett Library

Saginaw Library

Southlake Library

Spread the word

Like what you see? Spread the word and share these resources with your friends, family, and community. Download and print the flyer or share on social media.

Booked for Summer flyer (English)

Booked for Summer flyer (Spanish)



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