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IN THIS EDITION:

  • Summer Reading
  • Your Home Library
  • Scott County Public Library options
  • Free audiobook downloads
  • Teen Lit Con

Summer Reading

With summer just around the corner, many parents are busy planning summer activities and schedules. Please think about what your child will be reading this summer and build that into your plans. The public library is a great resource for you and your family. They offer fabulous materials in print and electronic resources.


Research continues to show that students who have access to books of interest to them read more and are able to maintain (and even grow) in their reading skills over the summer. The public library is a great free resource for your family, but having a home library is also a great way to keep your kids reading.

Your Home Library

What a great success the book fair was! And by successful, I mean that we got hundreds of books in the hands of our students to prepare them for summer reading! Holy cow! The books were priced to sell and the kids were pumped.


My favorite images of the book fair are of students leaving our space with stacks of 6-8 brand new books for $20. Amazing!


If you or your child missed out of the book fair but would like to order books for summer, feel free to order here. Classroom Code: LCX6M


I will submit orders on Friday, May 17th and deliver them to students when they arrive.

Scott County Public Library offers a variety of activities, resources, and events for students of all ages.


  • Win free books just by reading
  • Tie-Dye T-Shirts
  • Decorate Cakes
  • Gamercon


Students will receive a summer reading tracker and planner at school the week of June 6th.


Free free to click on the link above for more details.

FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS

Planning any long car trips? Want some good listening entertainment? Each week from now until August, you can download 2 books per week to listen to on your device of choice. Check it out here. http://www.audiobooksync.com/


This week's audiobooks are:

  • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  • Divine Collision: An African Boy, An American Lawyer, and their Remarkable Battle for Freedom by Jim Gash



What is SYNC?

The audiobook publishers’ and AudioFile Magazine’s commitment to introducing the listening experience to teens.
  • A FREE audiobook download program that has been offered since Summer 2010 and returns May 5, 2016.
  • SYNC audiobook titles are given away in themed pairs.
  • SYNC hooks readers by introducing a free download of a wide variety of titles.
  • SYNC demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.
  • Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app.

Teen Lit Con

We had 21 students attend Teen Lit Con on Saturday, May 7. Students were able to meet nationally-known authors, attend small breakout sessions led by the authors about their writing skills, and attend presentations by award-winning authors.


It was a wonderful day that left the students (and me) inspired to read, think, and reflect.

Natalie Weatherman - Media Specialist

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