Summer Reading Research

Read more about planning a summer reading program and/or studies on the impact of summer reading programs:

Report One examines how many books participants read and if they are reading at their age level.  The report also provides information from a survey directed at the public libraries

Report Two describes site visits to five Virginia public libraries. Interviews were conducted with parents and library staff to document best practices for the summer reading program. 

Report Three examines the results of merging the data with the Virginia Department of Education reading tests. 

Report Four is an examination of reading scores of children and teens who participated in the summer reading program for more than one year