It’s Time for Summer Reading!

“You can find magic wherever you look; sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” ~ Dr. Seuss

The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with Cobb County Public Libraries, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools, has partnered with Scholastic to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. In the summer of 2015, CCSD students logged over 6 MILLION minutes of reading, and represented 9 of the top 10 schools for number of minutes read in the entire state of Georgia! Encourage your students to help us surpass the 6 million minute mark by diving into consistent reading this summer.  It will help them keep their minds nimble and ready for the next school year and life.

Learn more about Summer Reading for Cobb County Schools here and remember to check with your school for any local Summer Reading requirements.

Summer Reading Benefits

By participating in summer reading programs, studies show that students often maintain or improve reading abilities throughout the summer. Research shows that many children experience what is often called “summer slide,” when students are exposed to fewer educational opportunities and, as a result, lose some of the gains made in school during the year. By actively participating in a summer reading program, studies show that students often maintain or improve their reading abilities throughout the summer.  All it takes is just 30 minutes of reading per day!
Students are free to choose their summer reading books.  If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve compiled book suggestions, links to free ebooks, and more!  You can find those resources here.  Remember, the Cobb County Public Library is also another helpful resource.  Check out some of their summer programs and activities here.

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