Summer Reading!

Zilker Library: Summer 2019

Read Every Day!

This newsletter is dedicated to one thing...reading this summer! I have challenged every student at Zilker to read a little bit every day, just like I plan to. I hope you all will take advantage of all that the Austin Public Libraries have to offer! Find out more about their summer scheduling and reading program below.


Back for another year is the AISD 5 Book Dive! Bookmarks to participate will be sent home in report card folders. And save the date for the Summer Reading Splash at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 18th!


If you'd like to follow along with my summer reading challenge, #bookaday, follow the library on Twitter (@ZilkerLibrary)! Cheers to a beautiful, relaxing, and restful summer full of good books!


Much love,

Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

Beat That "Summer Slide"- Take the 5 Book Dive!

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What Programs Offer Prizes?

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Austin ISD's 5 Book Dive!

Dr. Cruz has partnered with AISD Librarians for the 3rd annual 5 Book Dive this summer! The challenge is simple:


  1. Grab the 5 Book Dive bookmark from your report card folder
  2. Read 5 books of your choosing during the summer and record the titles on the back of the bookmark.
  3. Have an adult sign the bottom!
  4. Keep the bookmark in a safe place to share with your librarian (Mrs. Sharp, if you're back at Zilker) in the Fall!
**BONUS: Take your completed bookmark to BookPeople over the summer for a stamp and $5 gift certificate!


For more information: www.5bookdive.org

Austin Public Library

Summer Reading Program

APL's Summer Reading Program kicks off the first week of June and is packed full of activities, events and READING! Their reading program is simple- read, read and read some more and turn in your reading log to any location in July AND August for a free book to keep.

What Should My Child Read This Summer?

5 Book Dive Summer Reading Lists!

The following lists have been curated by AISD Librarians and are great suggestions for what to read this summer. The lists are for the grade the student will be in next year (2019-2020 school year).

English Lists

Spanish Lists

ALSC Summer Reading Lists!

Put together by the Association of Library Service to Children, these lists have additional resources for Birth all the way to High School. Most of these excellent recommendations can be found at the Austin Public Library!

2019-2020 Bluebonnet Nominated Books!

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Calling upcoming 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

The list of the 20 Bluebonnet Award nominated books has been posted and I know many Panthers have already started reading some of them! Get a head start for next year!

Find the list here: 2019-2020 Bluebonnet Books

2019-2020 Lone Star List (for Middle School)

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E-Book Resources That Never Close

Through AISD and our library, students have access to several e-book resources that can be used throughout the summer! Visit the Zilker Library website for links or see below.

Read, Read, Read! See You in August!