Governor's Summer Reading Challenge



Build a Better World, Connecticut Reads 2017


The 2017 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge was launched on May 19, 2017, at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin were on hand to stress the importance of reading during the summer and to recognize the top-performing schools from the 2016 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.

Student journals, district reporting forms and all other materials are available online. The Governor's Summer Reading Challenge supports community programs run by local public libraries. 


2016 Summer Reading Challenge Awards 


Information on the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge 

  • Summer Reading Journal 
  • Summer Reading School Reporting Form - Form must be completed by November 30, 2017.
  • Student Certificate 
  • Information for Principals 
  • Message to Parents and Students 
  • Un Mensaje para los Padres y Estudiantes 
  • Summer Reading Poster 

Suggested Summer Reading

   Grade K - Grade 2 
   Grade 3 - Grade 4 
   Grade 5 - Grade 6 
   Grade 7 - Grade 8 
   Grade 9 - Grade 12