Summer Reading Helps Slow the Summer Slide!
Allen County Public Library Summer Reading Program
ACPL’s summer reading program, just one more page is for readers of ALL AGES this year! Simply keep track of time read in order to earn a gift! Parents/caregivers of kids preschool and under can also help children complete early literacy activities that also count toward the goal. Younger children earn an egg shaker and two books of their choice and older kids earn a backpack and two books of their choice! Adults earn a bag and 2 books! For kids birth-kids who have completed 4th grade: https://goo.gl/yT6ps3 for 6-12th grade: https://goo.gl/af44Xy Pick up time sheets for your entire family at your local public library. Be sure to check out our events available in paper form at our locations or via our family app (see below) or on our events page: http://goo.gl/1WSCmB
If you have an Apple device (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) you will want to try ACPL’s Family App! Keep track of reading times, watch demonstrations of early literacy activities, and take a look at our booklists! This super fun app was created right here in Allen County! Find it at the iTunes store here: https://goo.gl/As2IAS
ALSC 2015 Summer Reading List
The American Library Association’s division for library services to children (ALSC) has created lists of book titles to “keep children engaged in reading through the summer.” The lists are divided into age groups: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th -8th grades. Find it here: http://www.ala.org/alsc/2015-summer-reading-list
Barnes and Noble:
Need another incentive program for your child who is not a natural reader? Barnes and Noble’s annual summer program is called “Imagination’s Destination”. A free reading journal will help your child track the books he has read. Once he has read 8 books, B&N will reward him with a free book!! There is even a free kit with related activities! There are booklists online and, of course, you can bring that booklist to the library to place items on hold for free! Find the B&N program here: http://goo.gl/ZPlcnk
Horn Book Summer Reading List
Horn Book Magazine has been reviewing children’s literature since 1924! Reviewers are former or current librarians or teachers. The list has several sublists: picture books, early readers and younger fiction, intermediate fiction and non-fiction, and books for middle school and high school. Find it here: http://goo.gl/vApggU
MyOn Hoosier Family of Readers
The Indiana Department of Education is once again making the MyOn e-book collection available to all Hoosier children. Logon using the school name “Hoosier Family of Readers” and the word “read” for both the username and password: https://www.myon.com/login/Hoosier/ Their summer reading program includes a chance to win an iPad! http://goo.gl/IF8T7R
Scholastic Summer Reading Program Challenge
Scholastic has a summer reading challenge each year. Not only do this publishing and educational company provide reading lists for kids of all ages but also has created an excellent challenge! There is a pledge form, reading log, and a certificate of achievement your child can take back to school in the fall! For this year’s theme, “Power Up and Read” Scholastic also includes a chance to win a kit from Klutz! Find it here: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2015
Heather Grady is the children’s librarian at the Shawnee Branch Library. The summer is a very busy time for the library! Five of our libraries (Main, Hessen Cassel, Little Turtle, Pontiac, Shawnee, and Tecumseh offer) offer a summer “feeding program” (free lunch and snack) through August 1st! Check our website (www.acpl.info) for times!