Summer break is here, but that shouldn't mean books are left on the shelf. When students don't read during the summer months, research shows that students can lower their reading level by three months over the summer. When students’ reading level drops over the summer it is referred to as summer slide and widens the achievement gap.
To encourage kids to continue reading over the summer, several organizations have created Summer Reading Programs. Below is a list of programs for our Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid.
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading 2020!
- Chamblee Library
- DeKalb County Library System
- Doraville Library
- Dunwoody Library
- Fulton County Library System
- Sandy Springs Library
- Georgia Public Library
Georgia Library Partners
- Atlanta Braves Home Run Readers Program
- Atlanta Hawks Check It Out Reading Challenge
- Collaborative Summer Library Program
- Get Georgia Reading
Local School Districts Reading Programs
- Cherokee County
- Cobb County
- DeKalb County
- Forsyth County Schools
- Fulton County
- Gwinnett County Public Schools
Additional Reading Programs and Freebies
- Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
- Pizza Hut's BOOK IT! Summer Reading Program
- Six Flags Read To Succeed Program
- Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards (and other reward opportunities)
- Mensa for Kids
- Scholastic Summer Challenge
- Half Priced Books
- Junie B. Jones
- Book Adventure
- University of Georgia Reading Skills
StoryTimes - Virtual
- 12-Story Library, Grades 3-8 opened up access to our full library of ebooks, each of which are paired with a unique resource web page with content updates, live news feeds, videos, image galleries, and lesson plans.
- BrightFish Reading Grades PK-6 Free until June 2020
- Dreamscape Grades 2-8
- Elementari Grades 2-8 Free until June 2020
- E Reading Worksheets Grades 2-8
- Fluency and Fitness® Grades K-2 Monthly Subscription
- Fluency Matters All Ages Prices Varies
- Good Reads All Ages
- Jefferson Lab Grades 3-11
- Josh Gad Book Club - Join actor Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) nightly for Storytime on Twitter.
- K5 Learning Grades K-5 Monthly Subscription
- Kid Lit Quarantine (List of authors reading live & recorded)
- Mrs. Thomas Read Aloud (Grades PK-5)
- Nightly Book Readings/ from TX Elementary Principals (Facebook Live events M-F, 7:30 pm)
- Oliver Jeffers reads a book a day (Facebook Live 2 pm)
- Penguin Classroom (Educational activities)
- Pete the Cat Virtual Storytime with James Dean - Join Pete the Cat creator James Dean every day at noon on Instagram for storytime.
- Random House (Resources and activities)
- Raz Kids Grades K-5 Monthly Subscription
- Reading IQ Ages 2-12 Monthly Subscription
- Rivet Emerging Readers
- Save with Stories
- Skoolbo Grades K-5 Monthly Subscription
- Squiggle Park Early Readers Yearly Subscription
- Story Time from Space
- Teaching Alphabet Knowledge Grades PK-K
- Thyra Heder is breaking out of the 2D with all sorts of creative projects on her Instagram feed and stories: You can make animal costumes inspired by her book Fraidyzoo out of cardboard and Scotch tape, or even simpler animal masks out of cereal boxes with step-by-step instructions.
- Toy Theater Grades K -5
- University of Georgia, Center for Continuing Education & Hotel Summer Reading Skills Program Grades PK-12
- Who HQ Grades K-8
- Zoo Atlanta - Animal Tales Grades PK -5
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