“Our findings showed that third-grade students who participated in summer reading programs scored higher on reading tests at the beginning of fourth grade and didn’t experience summer learning loss. They also scored higher on the post-tests than students who did not participate…. Students who participated in summer reading programs entered the following school year with a positive attitude about reading, were more confident in the classroom, read beyond what was required, and perceived reading as important.”
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The TD Summer Reading Club is a national program that runs each summer at local libraries. London Public Library's 2015 TD Summer Reading Club begins on Saturday June 20 and runs until Saturday August 22. Be sure to sign your kids up! It's free, fun and very worthwhile.