Summer Reading

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The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education department is 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,” and the public libraries are offering amazing events all summer long for kids and teens!

All Cobb County Public School students are registered for 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. Login information will be sent home in the report cards, or if you want to get started now, stop by the media center or email us at for your username and password.

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.

We’re also setting a Garrison Mill challenge for each student to read at least 2,000 minutes. We’ll have something special for students who meet this challenge!  The fun begins now through September 4, 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.

Remember, students have access to online books through Cobb Digital Library. Just go to, choose our school, enter the username “garrisonmill” and the password “read” and you’re in! The ebooks tab on the menu is already selected and you can scroll through the pages to see all of our selections. For additional books, select the “Databases” tab from the menu and then search for TumbleBookLibrary. This database has additional books, as well as related videos and comprehension quizzes.

We invite you to learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at If your child forgets his or her summer reading username during the summer months, please contact Mt. View public library at 770-509-2725 (Open M–W: 10 am – 9 pm; Th-Sat: 11 am – 6 pm; Closed Sunday) or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.