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Summer Reading

June 11 - August 9, 2014

The last day of Summer Reading is August 9.

We hope you had a great time! The final day to collect prizes is Saturday, August 16, 2014. Please don't wait, because prizes are only available while supplies last. Grand Prize winners will be notified by phone by Tuesday, August 12 at 5pm.

What comes to mind when you think about summer? Swimming? Summer camp? Barbecues? Music in the park? This year, why not make reading and sharing books part of your summer fun?

No matter what your reason for reading -- whether it's to learn new things, escape with a great story, or simply to relax and unwind -- you reap great benefits. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime.

Choose a program and get started!

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Summer Reading


Help your child stay engaged with learning! Studies show that students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months. Below is a suggested reading list developed by reader's advisory experts at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to keep your child reading for the fun of it all summer long.

21 million minutes!

That’s how much reading was documented in the 2013 Summer Reading program. Last year was a tremendous success with 24,280 participating and recording 21 million minutes of reading -- a 52% increase over the previous year!.

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Summer Reading is brought to you by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with generous support from the following organizations.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

2014 Summer Reading web application created by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library™

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