Summer Reading

Preventing the Summer Slide

Statistically, children can lose up to two months of reading skills throughout the summer – this regression is referred to as “Summer Slide”. The Children’s Summer Reading Program is designed to incentivize reading for all children, from newborn through elementary school. Children can earn prizes throughout the summer by reading, either independently or with their caregiver AND by completing a variety of activities, designed to enforce literacy skills and focus on exploratory learning and play.

Signing Up

At sign up participants will receive their reading log (including instructions) and a bookmark.

Prize Level 1 // Moon Base:

  • Galaxy Bear OR Building Set
  • McDonald's Coupon
  • Salem Red Sox Game Voucher
  • Discount Pass to Splash Valley

Prize Level 2 // Mars Base:

  • Child's Choice of Book

Prize Level 3 // Prepare for Landing:

  • Prize from a Treasure Chest
  • Free Pass to Art Venture at the Taubman Museum of Art