Every summer, public libraries all across Utah offer a summer reading program to encourage children to read during the summer. A summer reading program can prevent summer reading loss and offers advantages for struggling and/or reluctant readers. Along with the summer reading program, public libraries support literacy efforts by encouraging lifelong reading by providing access to books, eBooks, audiobooks, internet, computers and literacy based programming.
Summer Reading Programs
Point out print in the child's environment: on cereal boxes, food labels, toys, restaurants, and traffic signs.
Talk to your child about what he or she is reading. Ask open-ended questions such as "What do you think about that story?" "What would you have done if you were that character?"