Attention All K-3 Readers!

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    What are YOU reading this Summer?

    Welcome, Summer Readers!

    Experience excitement and adventure this Summer with #CdAReads! For 2 hours, you will encounter the imagination and lore of good books and fun games with your friends and mentors!  To see what wonders await, please be certain to attend the Summer reading dates in the upper right of this page.

    Summer 2019 K-3 Literacy: #CdAReads.  

    This community-wide celebration of reading provides opportunities to all K-3 students, facilitates the school-community connection, and supports the elements of good reading instruction throughout the summer months. As simple as it sounds, reading books can reverse the summer slide in literacy skills. Richard Allington, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his colleagues found that giving kids 12 books to read over the summer was as effective as summer school in raising the students’ reading scores.

    Download & print: cdareads flyer (PDF)

    Have a question? Check out our FAQs page.

    For more, contact Spencer Normington at

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

    – George R.R. Martin

List of Events:

  • Public Dates


    June 17

    10 AM - 12 PM

    Fernan STEM Academy


    July 15

    10 AM - 12 PM

    Fernan STEM Academy


    Invitation Only Mondays

    In addition to the two community events, held June 17 and July 15, CDA Reads will host invited students on Mondays. Parents of students who qualify to participate on Mondays have been notified with a permission slip. Students who returned their slip have been added to our roster. Transportation is available if requested on the permission slip.
    On Wednesdays, CDA Reads will be open only to students who are participating in our Summer PLUS and CDA4Kids programs.