Summer Reading

News and Resources from the BPA Library


Reading over the summer is one of the best ways to combat learning loss. Just 15-20 minutes a day can boost reading skills and confidence, decrease stress, provide opportunities for conversations, teach empathy and provide a much-needed break from screens. There are so many ways to include reading in our summer vacation. Check out some ideas below.

Class Pass

Did you know that all APS students automatically have access to check out books from the Fulton County Public Library for FREE! Yes, you can always check out books for free but if you sign up for Class Pass, you never have to pay a late fee! Students need their username and lunch number and they are all set to check out books. Fulton libraries are currently open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays (with more hours coming June 1) and the East Atlanta Library is newly renovated. Check it out!

Fulton County Library Summer Reading Challenge

Sign up for this summer's reading challenge- Tails & Tales! Instructions below. Every summer the Fulton County Library system gives out prizes to participants. Prizes have included Kindles and gift cards, books, stickers, etc. BPA students who participate will receive a small prize when we return in August!
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APS Summer Reading Challenge

APS will also be hosting a summer reading challenge- Level Up- to all students. You can register through the Beanstack app. Link your APS account and Fulton County Library account and participate in both reading challenges! Instructions on how to register your APS account here:

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Summer Reading with The Book Wrangler

APS Library Media Specialist of the year, Mike Rawls, aka, The Book Wrangler, has put together a Summer Reading packet full of book recommendations, challenges, printables, and more! There are lots of fun and creative ways to keep your kiddos reading this summer! Check it out HERE.

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

I'll be recruiting new members next year for our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team! All members must either be in 4th or 5th grade and must read all 10 Georgia Children's Book Award nominees. We will begin meeting weekly after school in October and the competition will be in January 2022. If you are interested or would like more information, reach out to Ms. Mullins at

Get a head start and start reading the nominees this summer! You can find a list HERE.


East Atlanta has its very own, super cool, used bookstore, Bookish! There is a great selection of books for all ages at affordable prices and if you shop there you will be supporting a BPA Family!

This summer, Bookish is participating in Build a City That Reads. Stop in to pick up a FREE book!

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