TeenRead Summer Program

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For Grades 7-12


What is TeenRead? It's a summer reading program for teens in grades 7-12. Those who read at least 3 books receive a $10.00 gift card and chances to a $50 Amazon gift card

How do I sign up? Sign up online between June 1-July 20.

What do I do? Read 3 books or more and write them down on your reading log and then turn it in at the end of the summer for your prize.

Why join? Why Is reading important during the summer?
Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your child hasn’t been reading regularly during the summer, they may be in danger of the “summer slide”—a decline in their reading ability.

Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system. The situation for economically disadvantaged students is especially grim: if students from low-income families don’t read over the summer, they are much more likely to fall behind their more privileged peers, widening the “achievement gap.”

-Home Room, Official blog of the U.S. Department of Education

TeenRead is made possible with support for KeyPoint Credit Union and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.


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