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Summer Reading

June 15 - August 15, 2015

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.

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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.

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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

With additional support from the following community partners:

300 East
Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Brixx- Foxcroft
Carolina Raptor Center
Charlotte Knights
DefyGravity Charlotte
Fran's Filling Station
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Levine Museum of the New South
Mecklenburg County – Park & Recreation
SkyZone Trampoline Park
Theatre Charlotte
The Comedy Zone-Charlotte

2015 Summer Reading web application created by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library™

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