So Many Books, So Little Time!!

Summer Reading....

Summer vacation is almost here! We hope that you make it a time to REST, RELAX, READ, but above all ENJOY!

Reading, like a sport, involves practice and skill. Real skill building occurs when children read for pleasure, when children read “just right” books, that is, books that are not too hard and not too easy, and when children can explore books about those topics that interest them. The more they practice, with someone’s encouragement, suggestions and praise (just like in a sport), the better and more confident readers they will become.

Here are some tips to encourage reading:
  • Set aside a regular family reading and/or read aloud time.
  • Read to your children, even the older ones.
  • Recognize that your child’s own choice and interests are important ingredients toward reading enjoyment.
  • Let your child see you reading for pleasure.
  • Don’t forget to pack a book wherever you go this summer.
  • Encourage and help your child succeed with reading but do not push or expect too much too soon.
  • Participate in activities at the local library.
  • Click on links below for Summer Reading programs and adventures...


Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

Richlands Elementary School Media Center

The mission statement of the Richlands Elementary School Media Center is to ensure all students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, are lifelong learners, and are encouragers of the love of reading. We work collaboratively with teachers, students, parents and the community to offer a global education for our 21st century students! All students learn to utilize the media center as a place of learning and knowledge. Our media center is the learning hub of our campus- where students and teachers seek resources to enhance education!