“Statistics point to the disappointing loss of learning that takes place when young people are not in school during the summer. The effects of summer learning loss are especially dramatic for students from high-needs communities. By providing summer reading programs, the State Library and public libraries throughout the State — in conjunction with our partners in the State Assembly and Senate — can provide young people and their parents with the tools necessary to ensure year-long learning success and cultivate a love of reading.”
Commissioner of the New York State Education Department John B. King, Jr.