Eighth grade was not a good year for me. Along with the usual teenage angst and social awkwardness, I was deeply depressed and anorexic. I spent a week at the Teenage Psychiatric Ward at the Keene State Hospital two-and-a-half hours from home. This was a harrowing experience and deterred me from seeking mental health care … Continued
Our storytelling presentations and book giveaways at summer programs across Vermont and New Hampshire keep reading a part of children’s lives during school vacation.
Activities and Support
CLiF works closely with organizations such as Hunger Free Vermont, New Hampshire Department of Education, and the New Hampshire Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services to identify nutrition programs, low-income summer camps, and other organizations that serve kids at risk of experiencing summer slide.
CLiF presenters tell stories, read aloud from books, and share their love of words, reading, and writing. Every child who participates chooses two books to keep from a wide selection of brand-new children’s books.
We Let Children Choose Their Books!
CLiF finds that when children choose their own books, they’re more excited about reading and more likely to read for pleasure. A study by the International Literacy Association found 80% of students say the books they enjoy the most are the ones they choose themselves.
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Please know there may be changes in the format, timing, and components as we work through COVID-19 and the outcomes. CLiF is looking for ways to serve you and our target audience in these unprecedented circumstances – please send any ideas to email@example.com.
An organization, program, or facility must meet these requirements to apply for CLiF’s Summer Readers program:
- Based in Vermont or New Hampshire
- Active during the summer months
- Serve children between birth and age 12
- Minimum 35% of children served qualify for free and reduced lunch, reduced program tuition, or a scholarship
- Able to gather at least 25 children either in-person or virtually for a storytelling event