Yes…you read that title right. It’s almost the end of April, but how can you not already start thinking about summer? Especially with CRCT coming to a close and the media center calendar filled with lessons and events that will lead us right into the last day of school. It’s always important to start thinking: What will I read this summer? How will I read this summer? What questions will I explore? Think of the summer as your opportunity to go on a journey that you’ve been waiting to take, but you just haven’t had time yet. Here are a few things you might consider:
- The Athens Clarke County Library has a wealth of resources at your fingertips: a summer reading program, reading events, free Internet access, books on tape/CD, downloadable books, Book Flix (paired fiction w/non-fiction), access to materials at all PINES libraries, and more. Just check out this video about their summer reading program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MrL3Du0JSI
- Galileo is still available in the summer for access to multiple research databases. The new password will be in May’s newsletter. Check out this blog post for more info on great summer Galileo activities.
- Explore new places to read: State Botanical Gardens, Memorial Park, etc. Better yet, check out the Athens Clarke County Library state parks pass and go to a state park to read.
- Reading some stories with celebrities at: Storyline Online or Read with a Falcon
- Explore other kinds of online reading: Mrs. P, New York Public Library, International Children’s Digital Library
- Have some Georgia friends read you a story through Georgia’s Read More Program
If you have other great reading or researching ideas for the summer, post a comment and share.