Summer Reading Opportunities

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Summer Reading Challenge

What is “Find a Book”?

“Find A Book” for Summer Reading!

During the summer months, the challenge of keeping students reading sometimes increases. Research has shown that students who do not read consistently over the summer can lose momentum in maintaining the progress they made during the school year; this phenomenon is known as the “summer slide.”

To encourage children and families to read independently throughout the summer, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—offers the FREE, research-based tool “Find a Book” to help students create a personalized reading list and then locate those books at the nearest library or bookseller.

Ready to get started?

  • Download a two-page flyer (in English or in Spanish) to share with students and parents.
  • Visit “Find a Book.”
    1. Go to
    2. Enter the child’s Lexile measure or grade level.
    3. Pick books that match the reader’s interests.
    4. View and refine the search results.


Use “Find a Book” to build custom book lists for readers at all ability levels, and then locate your selections at your local public library.

1. Go to
2. Enter the child’s Lexile measure of grade level.
3. Pick books that match the child’s interests.
4. View and refine the search results.

Find A Book Flyer – English

Find A Book Flyer – Español

Summer Reading Challenge Certificate

Save the children website


Did you know that 60% of U.S. children living in poverty don’t have a children’s book in their home? Join us for 100 Days of Reading. Just read with your child and log your minutes. You’ll raise awareness about the lack of books and resources kids face across America, while supporting our work in improving literacy and changing lives.

Visit Save the Children Site

You for youth after school advocacy website


Afterschool literacy programs are the perfect time to integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing—building students’ competence in all four literacy skills. Students can choose lively, interactive, and fun activities that engage all facets of language communication. Research indicates that afterschool activities benefit  students most when staff:

  • targets texts and integrate skill;
  • identify standards, assess needs and define goals;
  • incorporate real-world activities;
  • consider student choice, grade, age, and skill;
  • assess student progress, and
  • provide ongoing staff training.

Visit You for Youth Afterschool Literacy

Updated December 30, 2019 3:48pm