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Summer learning loss is real.

Research from National Summer Learning Association shows:

  • Many students lose two to three months of reading and math skills every summer.
  • 9 out of 10 teachers spend at least three weeks re-teaching lessons at the start of the school year.

But it’s not all bad news. NSLA’s research also shows:

  • Students with high participation in voluntary summer learning programs experience benefits in math and reading skills.

That’s where we come in! Our Summer Challenge gives you free access to a summer-long learning program, with emphasis on reading and engaging activities in our community.

Here’s how you can make the most of our Summer Challenge:

  • Get the whole family involved. Research shows that students whose parents are also actively engaged in a summer learning program experience less learning loss.
  • Let your student choose what they read, but encourage variety. Giving them the choice will help keep them interested in reading. And don’t worry, with more than 140,000 books for kids and teens, we have plenty of variety for your student to choose from.
  • Complete the Challenge. Completing the Summer Challenge will keep your student involved in a learning program throughout the summer… and give them opportunities to earn more badges and win a prize!

This year's Summer Challenge is bringing back some old cartoon favorites like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian – all of which were created by legendary animator Chuck Jones.

We're calling it the Chuck Jones Summer of Creativity!

Ready to get started? Our Summer Challenge runs through Aug. 17. Sign up now!