Children who do not continue to read over the summer can lose as much as three months of reading achievement.
Did you know:
- In Idaho, low ‐ income homes average only 1 book for every 300 children. By comparison, in middle and high ‐ income homes, each child has an average of 50 books. (Book It Forward, 2014)
- Reading proficiently is the most significant indicator of academic success.
- 85% of children in the juvenile justice system are functionally illiterate.
What parents & children can do:
Join a Library Summer Reading Program
Most libraries in North Idaho are participating in the national Collaborative
Summer Reading Program theme: “Build a Better World.” Each library will have its own special events & activities for children, teen readers, and adults.
Children and teens are also encouraged to keep a reading log for the summer and can collect prizes at the library based on time spent reading.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene
Community Library Network
Hayden, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Athol, Harrison, Pinehurst
Lake City High School
Those who run out of reading material between library visits can go online and select titles to download. Visit the Coeur d’Alene Public Library’s OverDrive: cin.overdrive.com or various eLibrary & eReference options listed from the Community Library Network: CommunityLibrary.Net/eLibrary.