This article describes the implementation of “Free to Read”, a summer reading program with three key components: free student-selected books, Little Free Libraries and one-minute parent videos. The author explains how these three components come together to form a summer reading program that provides access and choice to a community of readers. Recommendations on creating such a program are shared at the end of the article.

Author Bio

Allison Nieboer is a 5th grade teacher at Coopersville Public Schools. She is interested in elementary literacy, engaging parents in the learning process, and making use of library resources. She can be reached at knopfa@ mail.gvsu.edu.



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