A Hook and a Book: Rewards as Motivators in Public Library Summer Reading Programs

Ruth V. Small, Marilyn P. Arnone, Erin Bennett


Summer reading programs (SRPs) in public libraries have been a stalwart of programming for youth for more than a century. These programs are intended to encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer, practice communication skills, and develop a lifelong voluntary reading habit--a love of reading--in the context of a safe and friendly learning environment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.15n1.07


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