Summer Reading Opportunities for Families

Summer vacation is coming up fast, and along with the promise of fun and sun comes the warning of the dreaded "summer slide."  

How do we fight students losing important academic ground during the less structured days of summer?  Easy as ABC!  In order to help keep their brains in shape, experts agree that reading is the best weapon in the fight against the summer slide.  Just 20 minutes of reading a day can help students have a better start to the next school year.  

The best part is, there are so many different (free!) programs that can help get your child amped up for reading this summer.  Below you can find all the opportunities, as well as the links for further information.

Cedar Heights Summer Reading

The Cedar Heights Library will be open for business on Tuesdays throughout the summer.  We will have a special time for our incoming kindergarten friends, stories for all ages, and games and puzzles students and families can enjoy together.  This summer our friends from North Cedar will be joining our summer reading fun!  Information about the program can be found in the flyer below.  Come and hang out with Mrs. Ahrens this summer!

Summer Reading 2019.pdf

Cedar Falls Public Library

The Cedar Falls Public Library will once again host their outstanding summer program. Students can earn a free book for 3 weekly visits to the library.  After earning one  free book, 3 more visits earn another free book. Registration for the program begins on June 3. Ask your kids about the trophy we could win if we have a lot of kids participate!

MackinVia--I Want to Read

MackinVia is a great free resource offered to us by our AEA. We currently have a collection of about 1,500 eBooks and audiobooks that can be read online or dowloaded through the (free) MackinVia app. The I Want to Read website offers reading/writing journal, activities, and ebooks for students to continue reading over the summer.  Contact Mrs. Ahrens for the login information to MackinVia, if your student doesn't remember.

Barnes and Noble

Students earn a free book by reading and filling out the reading journal online.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!  Journals can be acquired at B&N Store, or printed online from the link above.

Bookopolis Summer Reading Heaquarters

Earn free books from Bookopolis when you participate in their 1,000 minute reading challenge and READ-O. Click the link above for more information. If you're looking for some reading suggestions? This site has grade-level book suggestions for kids that aren't sure what to read next.

We will keep you posted of any other opportunites that we learn about throughout the summer. We hope that you and your family can participate in at least one of these great programs!