With the start of the summer holidays, students should be actively encouraged by their parents/guardians to read for pleasure and parents/guardians should also read as an example to them and others. Join your local public library summer reading programme, talk to your friends about books/magazines/graphic novels to read or read some of the recommended books in Stratford's book lists.
In 2011 the JCSP (Junior Certificate School Programme) Library Project compiled a report about the importance of Summer Reading Programmes. Authored by Kathleen Moran, the Senior Project Librarian for the JCSP Library Project, the report highlights the importance of students and parents actively reading during the summer months. Make a point of visiting your local library and/or going to the following websites for Young Adult recommended summer reads:
See also the Library blog on the The Life-Long Benefits of Reading for Pleasure.
Ms. O'Kelly, Librarian