Including Teen Programming in Your Summer Reading Program
Teen programming, materials, and activities should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round. For many teen readers, the library is the only space offering free access to age-appropriate programs, resources, and expertise in their community. The need for these offerings is present all year; therefore, it is vital for your library to include teenage in your summer reading program.
Benefits of including teenage programming in your summer reading program:
- Many teenagers find enjoyment in reading
- Having high levels of literacy are needed for higher education and future employment
- Most standardized tests that teenagers will take include a reading comprehension portion.
Putting together a cohesive summer reading program for teenagers does not need to be complicated. For many excellent program ides, books and music lists, crafts, and so much more on summer reading programs for teenagers, please see the CSLP manual each year!