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- The 2018 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge was launched on May 8, 2018, at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, and Director of Library Development Dawn La Valle were on hand to stress the importance of reading during the summer and to recognize the top-performing schools from the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. Schools compete based on student population and grade level. The program identifies the schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment and the highest number of books read by participating students.
The mission of Bookopolis is to ignite a love of reading for fun in kids ages 7-12 that will last a lifetime. Research shows that increases in time spent reading for fun is linked to higher academic performance, better jobs, and stronger social and emotional skills.
Bookopolis provides a safe and fun online place for elementary and middle school kids to connect with other young readers about books and reading.
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