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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

June 13 - August 9 

 Summer Reading...As Simple as 1, 2, 3  

1.  Register at Sanilac District Library or online at Readsquared. How to use READquared.

2.  Read 5 or more SDL books to earn prizes. Limited to SDL residents.

3.  Record the titles of the SDL books that are read.

Celebrate a summer of reading at SDL's party on Tuesday, August 9 at 7.

Read-To-Me Program For Pre-Readers

Babies and preschoolers may take part in SDL's Summer Reading Program by having a parent, caregiver, sibling or grandparent read books from Sanilac District Library aloud to them.  

Reading aloud to children introduces critical early literacy skills and encourages  a love of  reading and books. Reading together is the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.

Be a superhero and inspire a love of reading, share good books and help your child  become a super reader.  

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." - Dr. Seuss

SRP Early Literacy

online reading program

READsquared is an online reading program designed to encourage life-long reading habits. There are four age groups: 0 to 4; 5 to 12; 13 to 17 and 18 & adults.

Read 5 or more books to earn a prize. Print a completion certificate and bring it to SDL before August 8. Prizes will be awarded at the Summer Reading Party on August 9 at 7 p.m. (Limited to CPS & SDL residents)


Detroit Zoo BOGO Incentive For Summer Reading Participants

free tickets to Detroit Zoo

Click the ticket above to purchase tickets. Select the number of adult tickets you would like to pay for at the reduced price of $17. One FREE ticket will automatically be added to your order for EVERY adult ticket purchased. The FREE ticket is redeemable for one child, 2-18 years of age.  

Gordon Russ Magician

Summer Reading Party ~ Tuesday, August 9 at 7

Celebrate A Summer Of Reading!     Fun for the whole family! 

Learning Channel

Download the free Summer Activity Books: 

 1st Grade    2nd Grade    3rd Grade    4th-6th Grade

or the entire Summer Activity Books: Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary: 1 - 3rd Grade and Tweens: Grade 4-6th Grade 

MI Learning Channel Summer Fun

June 20 - August 14

Keep kids engaged in learning over the summer! The Michigan Learning Channel’s 8-week summer program students build their brains and learn key concepts that will help them succeed in school. From preschool to 6th Grade, each grade has 2-3 hours of video lessons per week, plus a free fun downloadable activity book. All programs are available on broadcast TV and on-demand online. 

Virtual events are also available for curious kids:

  • Elephant Toothpaste

  • Behind the scenes with Detroit Zoo Penguins

  • Play With Shadows And More!

SDL’s Summer Reading Mission

  • Enable children to maintain reading proficiency. Kids need to read at least 10 minutes a day during summer vacation to retain the skills they learned during the school year. They need to read longer if they want to improve their skills. 
  • Encourage parents to develop early literacy skills with their children from birth and throughout their school years.
  • Create positive attitudes about reading & books.
  • Motivate everyone at every age to read.
  • Encourage regular use of Sanilac District Library.
  • Promote Sanilac District Library’s services.
  • Attract new library users to Sanilac District Library.

Prevent “The Summer Slide”

Most children who don’t participate in learning activities over the summer  forget things or fall behind their peers once the new school year begins. Summer learning loss or “the summer slide” is the phenomenon that occurs when children forget academic material after taking long breaks from school.  Research regarding summer learning loss suggests that: 

  • On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading.
  • Teachers spend the first four to six weeks of the new school year re-teaching material from the previous year. 
  • Summer learning loss has a greater impact on low-income students, contributing substantially to the achievement gap in reading when compared with higher income peers. 
  • Summer learning loss is cumulative; over time it can create a gap of two to five years by the time students reach high school.

Thursday Is Kids Day At SDL!

Wigglers, Toddler Time and Story Time