The Governors Summer Reading Challenge is a statewide program coordinated by the Connecticut State Department of Education in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library. Schools compete based on student population and grade level. The program recognizes the schools with the highest participation rates and the highest number of books read per student. Students have read millions of books since the program began in 1996. The summer reading program also supports community initiatives run by local public libraries and recognizes “Outstanding Public Library-School Partnerships.” Students have read millions of books since the program began in 1996. More information is available at Connecticut Reads.
“If we want our children to thrive in school and have a bright future, we need to cultivate an early love of reading,” Governor Malloy said. “We are making progress — Connecticut students are among the top readers in the country and our graduation rate continues to climb.”
Student journals, district reporting forms and all other materials are available online on the state Department of Education’s website including reading lists for each grade. The Governors Summer Reading Challenge 2016 supports community programs run by local public libraries – find one near you. Then start reading right away because the prize awards will be distributed beginning Monday, June 22.
Mark your calendar for events in CT to mix up your reading spots:
Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Branford on the shoreline hosts Trolley Reading Program every Tuesday beginning July 7. A great change of environment for the family to get out of the house while logging pages read #s as well as a way to meet others to exchange book list ideas!
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