Who can be a part of the Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge?
Any rising pre-K or elementary school student from Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties can join through their summer program provider. SCGLR will also directly accept registrations for children who will each receive twenty books for their home libraries!
During Summer 2022, to avoid the “summer slide,” SCGLR engaged our four-county region and partnered with 90 summer camp providers and summer learning academies to encourage a love for reading.
In 2022, 7,984 children participated in the Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge
6,733 completed the challenge by reading at least six books
Per child, the average number of books read was 22
How many books did 7,984 kids actually read? Drumroll please…
For folks who did not register in time but still want to participate, we encourage you to check out these books from your local library and follow along here. Activity guides are located in each grade level and are connected to their corresponding webisode.