Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program is a coordinated effort by Library Services, Houston Public Library and myON to keep HISD students reading over the summer months. In addition, our friends at Capstone Publishing are also hosting a FREE summer reading program. Read below for for details on all these offerings!
Houston Public Library Summer Reading, June 1-August 15
How can students start earning free books and other cool swag with just 20 minutes of reading? HPL’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program, that’s how! Registration starts June 1 and could not be simpler: students or parents sign up for a free Beanstack account at https://houstonlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 to track reading progress. There are three levels to choose from: Babies and Toddlers, Kids (K-5) and Teens (6-12). Students can read hardbacks, paperbacks, and ebooks – everything counts! Every 20 minutes of reading earns one entry into random drawings for free books, STEM kits, and other swag; the more reading time completed, the more entries students earn! Electronic badges are also earned along the way for milestones and goals.
But that’s not all – HPL’s Summer program also includes camps, STEM classes, a traveling petting zoo, crafting events, the Jolley Trolley, and much more. There are prizes for the whole family too, so get everyone reading this summer! Check out www.houstonlibrary.org/fun for more information.
myON Summer Reading Engagement
Challenge your students to engage in reading this summer with myON! No registration necessary - students simply login to myON through the HUB/Digital Resources just as they would during the school year to access a variety of books tailored to their reading levels on all sorts of topics. Students read for as many minutes as they can in myON, and time spent reading will automatically be recorded. Each student who reaches 1,000 minutes or more between June 15 and August 15 will receive a Super Star Reader trophy! The top reader for divisions PK-1, Grade 2-3 and Grade 4-5 grade span will also receive a Kindle Fire 7 tablet.
Download the Summer Reading flyers in:
Be sure to download the myON Summer Reading Toolkit, packed with tons of activity suggestions, promotional flyers, printables for students, web badges, and more – English and Spanish versions are included.
Capstone's Virtual Summer Camp Adventure
Virtual Summer Camp Adventure from Capstone is here! Where Summer Reading, learning, and creating can take you on adventures all summer long! Check out the S'more document below for bi-weekly choice boards and access to 120 FREE eBooks.