Summer Reading is the way to go!Benefits of a Summer Reading Program
The benefits to readers in a summer reading program include:
And it being summer, the program can just be good fun and provide an opportunity for family time.
Summer Reading Programs
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2019
What Is the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge?
The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free, online reading program designed to help students turn the “summer slide”—the learning loss which can occur over the summer months—into a “summer leap” by discovering the joy of reading for fun.
How It Works
The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is open to kids in all U.S. states, territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands), and the District of Columbia for 18 weeks. To participate, students can be registered by an educator (meaning a teacher, school librarian or administrator), public librarian or community organization leader, or they can sign up independently with help from a parent or guardian. Once registered, kids will receive a username and password to log into scholastic.com/summer, and begin entering their summer reading minutes. Kids can unlock digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges. You can learn more about Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza and the Give back at scholastic.com/readapalooza.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program is back to give young readers the opportunity to earn a free book by following these three easy steps:
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between August 1st and August 31st, 2019. Click here to find a Store.
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured in the journal.
For more information on summer reading for all ages, visit BN.com/SummerReadingand click your child’s age category! You can also follow along on social using the hashtag #BookYourSummer.
Happy summer reading, everyone!
Forsyth County Public Library
Forsyth County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is held annually for children, teens, and adults during June and July. Participants are encouraged to read as many age-appropriate books as possible during this time.
All of our library locations have an array of special programs for children, teens and adults. We aim to make summer a great time, not only to read, but to enjoy music, magic shows, author visits and many entertaining programs at the Library. Make plans to join the fun! Click here for more information: https://www.forsyth.cc/Library/summerreading/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fLibrary%2fsummerreading
More information on summer reading at Reading Rockets.
School's out, which means there's more time to read for fun!
- Get your summer reads from Bookmarks, a public library, your school, your book club, or anywhere you can find them!
- Register to participate by completing the online form below
- Enter to win a Festival Prize Pack by completing three challenges on the Summer Reading Challenge form and returning it to Bookmarks
- Repeat as many times as you like until August 10, 2019. Winners will be announced August 15, 2019.
ALL ABOUT SUMMER READING for Parents
The ABCs of How to Make Summer Reading Effective
The Importance of Summer Reading, a research brief on summer reading and public library summer reading programs
WAYS TO CHALLENGE KIDS TO READ THIS SUMMER
Teachers and librarians can register kids for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge so they can earn digital rewards for summer reading.
When kids participate in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program, they earn a free book after reading 8 books.
Do some Summer Reading Together with Learning Ally.
- Visit your local library to find out about summer reading programs in your community
- Families can join Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's literature in the Reading Without Walls Challenge:
SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR KIDS
- Summer booklists from Reading Rockets for ages 0-12
- RIF's Hot Picks for Summer for PreK-5
- We Need Diverse Books “If you liked…read this next” summer reading series for diverse books
- The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance authors and illustrators recommend Great Reads
- We’re the People Summer Reading List features titles by Native Americans or writers/illustrators of color
- Summer Reading booklists for birth-8th from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
- Summer Reading from Brightly
- 25 Mighty Girl Books About Outdoor Discovery
- Nature/Exploring/Getting Dirty books from Guys Read
- Multicultural, Social Justice Booklists from Teaching for Change Books
GREAT WEB RESOURCES TO HELP RAISE READERS
- AdLit.org supports the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers with multimedia information and resources
- Colorin Colorado provides resources for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12
- NAEYC for Families helps parents understand how children ages 0-8 learn and offers creative learning ideas to try at home
- National Summer Learning Association focuses on closing the achievement gap through high-quality summer learning for all children and youth
- Reading Rockets offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read
- ReadWriteThink provides access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction
- ReadKiddoRead is the biggest get-your-kids-reading movement on the web
- Understood helps the millions of parents whose children, ages 3
- Summer Reading Tips to Go from Start with a Book
- Summer Reading Tips from PBS Parents
- How to Introduce Toddlers and Babies to Books from Zero to Three
- Parents of Young Children: Put Down Your Smartphones from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Help a Child Choose a Book from ReadWriteThink
- How to Help a Teen Choose a Book from ReadWriteThink
- Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books from Teaching for Change Books
- Ten Tips for Reading Aloud to a Blind Child from the National Braille Press
- Reading to a Child from Nemours Health and Prevention Services
- Reading to Young School-Age Children from NEA
- Reading Aloud with Children Twelve & Older from the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee
- Where to Find Free Books from NEA
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