Essential Programming!

This library is proud of our 2010 summer reading programs made available to all. We have provided programs for children, teens, and adults.
The following is some research that specifies the importance of summer reading programs especially for the young student demographic.
Link: Studies show summer reading keeps skills strong
University of Tennessee researchers Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen have completed a three-year study that shows a significantly higher level of reading achievement in students who had access to books for summer reading at home. A study (PDF file) by the Dominican University GSLIS also showed that students who participated in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than students who did not participate.
Do share your insights with us! Contact Richard Thau, HTFL Library Director at