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Guilford County Schools wants students to keep reading skills sharp this summer by reading 20 minutes everyday. Use these tips and resources to find great books, summer programs, and ideas to keep your child's brain working during the lazy days ahead.

Summer Reading Log (digital form) -- track your summer reading minutes, no paper or pencil needed.

Summer Reading Log (printable form) -- track your summer reading minutes with a calendar offering ways to make reading fun.

Minutes must be completed between June 13 and August 26, 2016.

Complete your reading log and turn it in to Ms. Cravey by September 6, 2016 to be eligible.

Erwin Library Summer Hours

The Erwin School Library will be open on the following days and times during the summer to give our students opportunities to refresh the books they are reading at home. Come by and see us!

June 30, 10:00-12:00

July 13, 10:00-12:00

August 10, 10:00-12:00

Ebook Summer Access

Visit the GCS Follett eBook Shelf for great reading*. Rising 6th graders can access Erwin ebooks until August 1. After August 1, ebooks can be accessed via the students' new schools.

How to use the Follett eBook Shelf on a computer-- a quick reference guide for navigating and reading ebooks.

Installing the Follett Enlight Reader -- instructions for reading ebooks on iOS and Android devices with access to Google Play.

*Ebook access requires students to login using their GCS ID number. This number is included in summer reading packets. If you cannot locate your child's ID number, contact Ms. Cravey for help.

Resources for Summer Reading

Avoid the Summer Slide flyer -- ideas for keeping kids thinking over the summer.

Suggested Book Lists -- great titles and authors for every grade.

Read Online -- access books through these online reading sites.

Summer Reading Programs: motivate your child to read with one or more of these summer reading incentive programs!

Greensboro Public Library Summer Reading Calendar

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Ed McKay MonkeyShines Summer Reading Program