The Small Virtual Library
Summer Reading Edition
All about Summer Reading!
Welcome to the LAST Small Virtual Library of the 2020-21 school year! I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed creating them each week.
This Small Virtual Library is all about summer reading to help you stay entertained and keep your brain engaged!
Need something before we leave for summer break? Contact me via email (you will find my contact info at the bottom of the Smore.) I would love to help you find resources for summer reading or answer any questions you might have!
Be sure you check the ebook info page for how to access books ALL SUMMER and the Sora usernames and passwords.
General Summer Reading Info
Why should we read over the summer?
What you need to know: reading SHOULD be an enjoyable way for you to be entertained while engaging your brain in ways that video games, TV, movies, videos (I'm looking at you TikTok and YouTube), even audio books, cannot. If you're not enjoying reading, you haven't found the right book. You don't have to follow a program or read for prizes, just READ!
AISD Summer Reading Flyer
AISD Summer Reading Program
As an incentive, any student that reads 5 books and fills out the BookPeople form is eligible to receive a $5 e gift card to Book People.
Form can be found here: https://www.bookpeople.com/summerreading
WHERE to read books online or in person for FREE:
FREE BOOKS!!! Get free books by visiting Buford the AISD Book Bus or the APL Bookmobile!
Click here for info on the online ebook platforms available ALL SUMMER for Small students.
More ideas for WHAT to read:
2021 Lone Star Book List
Click the Lone Star logo to see the entire Lone Star Book List.
The Lone Star Reading List is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.
These books are ALL available on Sora!
2021 Maverick Graphic Novel List
Click the Maverick logo to see the entire 2021 Maverick list.
The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (TMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART).
Most of these books are available on Sora! (6-12 list)
FREE Summer Reading Incentive Programs in Austin
Austin Public Library Summer Reading Programing
Join Austin Public Library for a summer of FUN! Kids can choose from lots of free, at-home activities during summer break. We know that kids learn best when they are having fun so our staff has developed a series of programs that include learning experiences that focus on youth interests and that build skills and confidence. You’ll see them working on problem solving, physical play, creativity, planning, reading, writing skills, and just getting outdoors to enjoy beautiful Austin. Get ready to play, laugh, and learn together all summer long.
Teen Program ages 13-18
Grab a summer adventure logbook at any location and take a journey of self-discovery. Join our virtual, teen-led Social Hours to play games and meet new friends. Submit your creative works to our teen magazine, ATXyz. And stop by any location to pick up a free book that’s yours to keep. It’s all happening this June through July. See you this summer!