Kids & Teens Summer Reading
- 31,513 participants county-wide
- 20% increase in program attendance throughout the summer compared to 2015
- In an online survey, 86.37% of respondents “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that summer reading helps their children become better readers.
- 100% of respondents said that they personally enjoyed sharing books or talking about reading with their children this summer.
- 5,911 particpants, a 34% increase from 2015!
- 2,020 book reviews were posted at reads.wccls.org.
- In an online survey, 32% of participants said they discovered a new author, series or genre.
- 31% said they felt more motivated to read.
Comments from participants:
- "My teens shared some very interesting books with me over the summer."
- "We set a goal of reading 20 books. We more than doubled our goal!"
- "My kids got a kick out of mom being in the adult summer reading program!"
- "[I] loved that it motivated me. I hadn't read for a few years because of young kids and exhaustion. It made me aware I was neglecting a love of mine and I could fix that."