Summer Reading Program

Studies show that children who read as few as six books over the summer maintain the level of reading skill they achieved during the preceding school year, avoiding summer reading slide. In order to continue students' hard work and progress in reading, the Berea City School District provides a research-based, free reading program individually designed for each child. In partnership with the Cuyahoga County Brook Park Branch Library, teachers, librarians, and volunteer readers will be coming together to provide reading support for students with with our Summer Reading Backpack Program.

  • Where: Cuyahoga County Public Library Brook Park Branch
  • When: Dates and times to be determined

During our Open House style meetings, teachers and student volunteers will help students choose a book on his/her reading level, read the book, review their skill card and then will sign off on his/her reading log. Teachers will also be available at this time to answer questions from parents/guardians about their student's reading and offer support. Sessions will be approximately 15-20 minutes depending on the volume of students at the time and we ask that parents/guardians stay at the library during this time.

Should you have any questions regarding your student's participation in our summer reading program, please contact your student's Title I tutor at school or Mrs. Csiszar at 216-898-8300 ext. 6261 or email

We look forward to seeing you!

This summer reading "backpack" will be going home with each Title I student at the end of the school year. Kit includes: handouts on choosing good-fit books, reading log, bookmarks and books.

Chance the therapy dog attends the morning sessions of the summer reading program at the library. He joins teachers from across the district as they listen to students read their books, discuss strategies and help to improve their confidence with reading.