Why do teachers award summer projects

The idea of ​​reading clubs in summer comes from the USA (Summer reading). During the summer holidays, children and young people read books from an exclusive selection of clubs, then receive a certificate and can take part in various supporting programs.

In 2002, the idea was first implemented in Germany by the summer reading club of the Brilon City Library. Since then, this special form of reading promotion has found more and more imitators nationwide. http://www.bibliotheksportal.de/bibliotheken/projekte/leseclubs-im-sommer.html

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, thanks to financial support from the NORDMETALL Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, MV 30 public libraries were able to take part in the FerienLeseClub of the Schleswig-Holstein library from 2010 to 2013 with great success.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has had its own summer reading club since 2014 - the project "FerienLeseLust MV - Reading is good". The framework conditions for the project were developed by a group of librarians and the MV department Education, science and culture.

The aim of the project is to promote reading skills, especially among children and adolescents, who otherwise tend to pick up books less often. The desire to read is to be promoted through light summer reading and the comprehension of the text through the proof of reading in the interrogation conversation.

The libraries are working closely with the local schools on this project. The books from the club selection are ideal for joint reading promotion projects and events even after the holidays. This guarantees the sustainability of the project.