My Take - Summer Reading

Summer may be a time without school but it doesn’t have to be a time without good books. Summer is the perfect time for your children to read. A recent study found that one in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time. That’s four times greater than the dropout rate for proficient readers. 

Another study found high school dropouts are 63 times more likely to be incarcerated. Sound reading skills are fundamental to success later in life.  Public libraries have no shortage of great summer reading ideas and programs for children of all ages.

Books will help the students build a love for reading by having their own at-home libraries. Or, share books you no longer need by donating them so others can enjoy great literary works.

Who knows you may just find some great summer reading options for yourself. Share a good book and a love for reading. 

I’m Dave Thomason that’s my take What’s yours?    


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