Florida’s Summer Reading Adventure Pays Off

A little over a month ago, we wrote on Florida’s efforts to combat summer learning loss through the Summer Reading Adventure program.  It appears that effort is paying dividends:

Following the May announcement of “Find a Book” as part of the Commissioner’s Summer Reading Adventure, scores of avid Florida readers have used the free search tool to choose books that best match their interests and reading abilities.  This popular online resource, located at www.lexile.com/findabook , utilizes Lexile measures, or text complexity, as well as specific interests of users to make it easier for students and families to select their favorite books and then locate these selections at the local public libraries.

…Although “Find a Book” is used by many states, in the month following the announcement of the Commissioner’s Summer Reading Adventure, Florida topped all states with more than 21,200 unique visits, averaging nearly nine minutes in the book search.

It’s good to hear that so many Florida parents and students are determined to fight summer slide and are using Find a Book to keep reading over the summer months.

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