Summer Reading Program

This summer Team Read is partnering with the Seattle Public Schools Summer Staircase program and the Seattle Public Library to provide 6 weeks of reading tutoring support for vulnerable first, second, and third-grade students.

From June 22nd through July 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 we will provide free summer reading tutoring at three Seattle Public Library locations:

  • Lake City—12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
  • NewHolly—3815 S Othello St #103, Seattle, WA 98118
  • Rainier Beach—9125 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Librarians from the Douglass Truth Library are providing reading activities to students in the summer program at Leschi Elementary.

More than fifty of our teen reading coaches will have great summer jobs providing classroom assistance and tutoring support.


What’s New This Summer?

  • 3820 SPS elementary sites! (last year served 10 sites)
  • We added Broadview Library to our team of library branches for a total of four, serving 120 student readers in our community!
  • Increased pay for the teen coaches
  • New and improved librarian-led activities to engage student readers
  • New Team Read shirts, a much more flattering shade of yellow
  • Many of our best Team Read coaches of the 2015-2016 school year!

Elementary Schools:
Adams, BF Day, Broadview Thomson (K-8, not K-5), Dearborn Park, Gatewood, Graham Hill, Hawthorne, Highland Park, John Muir, John Rogers, Leschi, Maple, MLK, Northgate, Olympic Hills, Roxhill, Sandpoint, Van Asselt, Viewlands, West Seattle


Why is Summer Reading Important?
Children who do not read during the summer can lose months of academic progress. Team Read is dedicated to helping local students stay on track and continue to succeed throughout the year. Learn more about the importance of summer reading below: