Libraries in New Jersey host summer reading clubs where people of all ages are invited to read for prizes and attend special events and activities. These programs are fun and educational, but many also provide safe, supervised activities for children in areas where such opportunities are few and far between. Participating in summer reading has been proven to significantly combat “summer learning loss” and help close the achievement gap for many children. Last year, over 140,000 children were enrolled in summer reading clubs across the state.
This year, NJ libraries will build events and programs around the themes “Dream Big” for children, “Own the Night” for teens and “Between the Covers” for adults.
Check out what some of these libraries have going on for Summer Reading 2012!
- Camp Connection @ the Middletown Township Public Library
- Dream Big this Summer @ the Woodbury Public Library
- "Own the Night" at "The Real Jersey Shore" - The YA Summer Reading Program @ the Ocean County Library