Summer Literacy Fun!

Avoid the Summer Slide!

Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to 2 months of reading performance. All children may experience the "summer slide".

So how do we prevent the summer slide or even accelerate reading growth?

Here are a few fun ideas to keep learning going throughout the summer!

Check out these free summer reading programs!

Sterling Heights Public Library

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This year, the Sterling Heights Public Library celebrates animal stories with its Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program. This program runs June 7th to August 7th, and will feature reading goals and prizes to inspire patrons to read all summer long. There are programs for babies, listeners, readers, special needs, teens, and adults. Patrons can participate at the Library, or track their progress on an online platform. Beginning on Monday, June 7, visit the library or to get started.

An outdoor finale party will be held on August 28th to celebrate all of the accomplishments that have been reached over the summer. Call 586-446-2640 or follow this link to register.

Clinton Macomb Public Library

Summer Reading 2021

All ages are invited to participate in the Clinton Macomb Public Library Summer Reading! You only need to read 45 days this summer to complete the program. Below are a few of the highlights of CMPL summer reading program. Be sure to watch the video above for more information!


  • Read whatever you want!
  • We recommend reading at least 15 minutes per day.
  • Read at your own pace. You may log every day or only when you have reached 15, 30, and 45 day increments. You can log your reading using the calendar below or online.
  • Each time you finish reading for 15 days, you earn a prize. You do not have to read for
  • consecutive days. All children’s and teen prizes must be collected by August 14.

Click here to register for Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August.
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The Michigan Learning Channel

Keep engaged in learning over the summer! The Michigan Learning Channel’s 8-week summer program has everything kids need to continue building their brains and learning 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 fun and interactive activity book. Virtual events and special broadcasts around our 8 weekly themes help pique kids’ interest. All programs are available on broadcast television and on-demand online.

Play BINGO with a friend or family member!

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Make your own bookmark!

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Title 1 Literacy Support Program at our School

Our mission at Dresden is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student with a safe and nurturing environment to grow as responsible citizen, becoming a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors. At Dresden to help provide our students with a quality educational experience, we have a full time Literacy Consultant, Mrs. Pfeifer, a part-time Literacy Coach, Mrs. McInally, and a Para-Educator, Mrs. Daguanno to work with students daily to help support their individual needs in literacy. If you ever have any questions about literacy, do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are here for you!

"Reading is a passport to countless adventures!" - Mary Pope Osborne