The State Library of Louisiana’s 2015 statewide summer reading program, will follow the theme of “Heroes.” Children, teen and adult programs each have a different slogan as well. The children’s slogan is “Every Hero Has a Story,” the teen slogan is “Unmask,” and the adult slogan is “Escape the Ordinary.”
Summer reading programs offer a wide assortment of activities to draw families to libraries such as art projects, creative writing, story times, and engaging programs with performing artists. These activities encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer and to cultivate a love of reading in Louisiana’s next generation.
Families are encouraged to visit their local public libraries to learn about specific incentives and programs available in their communities.
In 2014, over 84,000 children and teens participated in summer reading programs, and Louisiana libraries offered 9,081 free programs with more than 296,108 attendees. Studies show that youths who read during the summer return to school in the fall at or above their spring reading levels.
Summer reading programs are part of the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a national cooperative to encourage reading throughout the summer. Those registered with the State Library’s Talking Books and Braille Library may also participate. For more information on the summer reading programs and other State Library programs, visit www.state.lib.la.us.