The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education department is once again partnering with Cobb and Smyrna Public Libraries and Marietta City Schools for our summer reading programs! The theme this year is “Every Hero has a Story” for grades K-5 and “Unmask” for grades 6-12. The public libraries are offering amazing events all summer long for kids and teens!
In lieu of reading logs, our schools have signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year’s reading world record of 304,749,681 minutes! With your help, we can do it.
As kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock stories written by bestselling authors. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You’ll also find free articles, activity sheets, and book lists for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.
The fun begins on May 4, 2015, and the school that logs the most minutes will win a visit from a bestselling children’s book author and will be featured in The 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records.
Learn more at Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
If your child forgets his or her summer reading username, please contact your public library or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
Have a wonderful summer!
Note: This is an optional opportunity provided by Scholastic and supported by the Cobb County School District. Students are encouraged but not required to participate.