One Million Readers
Children, teens and adults, are you up for a challenge?
Please join CLA’s One Million Readers summer challenge again this year, and engage even more community members with your summer programs!
In 2015, participation in California’s summer reading and learning programs increased by 8%. CLA is asking public libraries to conduct outreach and create partnerships to increase participation again this year.
Public library summer reading and learning programs:
· foster communities of readers and library users
· help prevent summer learning loss in children and teens,
· are entry points for community members to learn about the library’s resources, and
· help adults model good reading habits for youth.
The more people who take part in summer reading, the greater impact our programs will have.
- Over 790,000 Californians signed up for a public library summer reading program during 2015.
- Over 1.4 million Californians attended summer reading events and activities.
- Over 116,000 children and teens read at least five books during the summer reading program.
Children, teens and adults who take part in summer reading talk about the books they read:
76% of children | 68% of teens | 80% of adults
They enjoy the summer reading program.
90% of children | 84% of teens | 86% of adults
And they plan to return to the library after the summer.
86% of children | 83% of teens | 91% of adults
Children who read, succeed! And California’s summer readers and library users return to school ready to learn!
Participating Libraries 2016
We ask participating public libraries to commit to conducting outreach and creating partnerships to increase their summer reading participation this year!
Are you in? Sign up now!
Thank you to our 2016 participating libraries:
Alameda County Library, Alhambra Civic Center Library, Amador County Library, Anaheim Public Library, Arcadia Public Library, Buena Park Library District, Burbank Public Library, Butte County Library, California State Library, Canyon Lake Branch Library – Riverside County Library System, City of Commerce Public Library, Covina Public Library, Del Norte County Library District, Desert Hot Springs Public Library, El Dorado County Library, Escondido Public Library, Folsom Public Library, Fullerton Public Library, Grace Mellman Community Library – Riverside County Library System, Harrison Memorial Library, Hayward Public Library, Humboldt County Library, Huntington Beach Public Library, Idyllwild Library – Riverside County Library System, Inglewood Public Library, Inyo County Free Library, Irvine Unified School District – Stonegate Elementary, Kern County Library, Lemoore Public Library – Kings County Library, Lompoc Public Library, Long Beach Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Mendocino County Library, Mono County Free Library System, Monrovia Public Library, Monterey County Free Libraries, Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, Moreno Valley Public Library, Mountain View Public Library, Mt. Shasta Library, Murrieta Public Library, Nevada County Library, OC Public Libraries, Oceanside Public Library, Ontario City Library, Oxnard Public Library, Palmdale City Library, Pasadena Public Library, Paso Robles City Library, Placentia Library District, Plumas County Library, Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, Rancho Mirage Public Library, Riverside Public Library, Sacramento Public Library, San Diego County Library, San Luis Obispo County Library, San Rafael Public Library, Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Clara City Library, Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clarita Public Library, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Santa Maria Public Library, Shasta Public Libraries, Solano County Library, Sonoma County Library, South San Francisco Public Library, Sunnyvale Public Library, Thousand Oaks Public Library, Tulare County Library, Ventura County Library, Villa Park Library – OC Public Libraries, Wildomar Library – Riverside County Library System, Yolo County Library, Yorba Linda Public Library