5 Million Minutes Read in Scottsdale this Summer

The Scottsdale Public Library’s Summer reading program took place from June 1 - August 1 and helped kids from all over the city to stay engaged with books while having fun. The summer reading program helps kids avoid the ‘summer slide’, a loss of knowledge gained while school is on break, by encouraging them to pick up a book and read every day, with the goal of reading 1,000 minutes by August 1. Additionally, all four Scottsdale libraries hosted events that were both entertaining and educational. This includes presentations from Girls in STEM, the Herpetological society, magic shows and more. 

Here are some statistics from this year’s program:  
7,000 children, teens and adult signed up for the program
3,100 people of all ages attended library programs
75% increase in registrations this year versus last year 
5 million minutes were logged during the summer reading program

Now that school is back in session for the 2022-2023 school year, the Scottsdale Public Libraries continues to support students by offering a wide variety of services such as AR book recommendations and other book lists, homework help online and Full STEAM ahead programslinks to external site that helps kids get ahead in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.


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