Mooresville Middle School

Summer Reading

Why Is Summer Reading So Important for Kids' Success?

Summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year. Students who don't read are at risk of falling behind their classmates. Parents and teachers can avoid this by making sure kids take time to read.

Reading over summer vacation may not be a priority for children, but parents and teachers should make it one. Why? Summer reading is critical to a child's ability to not only retain information learned the previous year, but also to grow in knowledge and critical thinking skills for the coming year.

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville research study shows that children who don't read over the summer lose at least two months of reading development. This is often referred to as 'the summer slide' or the 'summer learning loss.' On the other hand, students who do read over the summer may gain a month of proficiency in reading. Reading over the summer is not a suggestion to keep kids busy; it's a critical requirement to help students stay on track for their entire educational career and beyond.

Readers of ALL ages are encouraged to participate in the Mooresville Public Library's summer reading program beginning Saturday, June 1st through July 27th. Please sign up (Registration opens on June 1st, 2019) to log the books that you read or listen to this summer. In addition to checking out books, consider stopping by the library for a variety of other activities each week.


The Mooresville Public Library and Mooresville Graded School District have partnered up so our students can have access to the public libraries resources. Students can now use their Power School number to have access to the public library. See the image below for more information on the Mooresville All Access Card.

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