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Summer Reading Resources

Visit the Southwest Public Library

This year's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read!" and it officially begins on Saturday, June 4.

To find out everything scheduled during the summer, pick up a copy of the Summer Reading Club brochure or calendar.

Both are available at Grove City and Westland Area Libraries.

- See more at: http://www.swpl.org/#sthash.5VMzYxTu.dpuf


Ohio Department of Education - Summer Beach Bags

Back by popular demand: INFOhio Beach Bags and Camp INFOhio offered for free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.

The Beach Bags, for grades K-3, feature stories and activities that let children practice reading skills while learning about careers and the environment.

The Beach Bags are:

Camp INFOhio, for children in grades 4-6, contains five days of reading, activities and experiments centered on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) topics. Kids can try their hands at code breaking, conducting science experiments with items they find in the kitchen, learning about roller coasters before designing their own and creating their own musical instruments.

No sign-up is necessary. Parents can simply download the packets listed above and work through them with their children at their own pace.


Tech-Inspired Ideas


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BiblioNasium

This safe, simple social network lets kids share their reading success with friends, creating healthy competition and confidence. Read full review.

Bookopolis

Kids-only social network gives students a safe space to connect, allows students to showcase and share their reading progress. Read full review.

Bookshare

Fantastic digital library service provides a powerful sense of independence for students with print-related disabilities. Read full review.

Goodreads

Lively community for bookworms can enhance teens' reading experience and help them become thoughtful, enthusiastic readers. Read full review.

Harry Potter Reading Club

With activities, discussion questions, and lots of free access to the books, this site is a great place for Harry Potter fans new and old. Read full review.

LitPick

Safe, fun environment allows YA lovers to read their favorite books while learning how to discuss literature. Read full review.

Newsela

Up-to-date, high-interest articles meet kids right at their levels -- a great tool to bolster kids' nonfiction reading practice. Read full review.

Reading Rainbow

Vast book and video library is a wonderful and practical way to get kids excited about learning and reading. Read full review.

ustyme

This fantastic platform encourages social reading among friends and family near and far.Read full review.