Carlisle Library Newsletter

Summer 2016

Summer Reading's that time of year again...summer break is right around the corner. It is amazing how fast time flies when you are busy and having fun. We have been very busy in the Carlisle Library this year, and, hopefully, the students have learned a lot and have had fun in the process. I always get a second wind around this time of year and wish that school didn't have to end so soon...but then I just think about the beautiful beach that I am going to enjoy this summer and that bit of whimsy flows right out of my head...beach, here I come!

Thinking about the beach brings me to my next topic...what will I read this summer? Reading a good book has always been one of my favorite things to do at the beach. A few good paperbacks and I am ready to go!

What will your child be reading this summer? If you haven't had time to give that much thought, I have a few reading incentive ideas for you. The following information was compiled by a fellow librarian, so we can thank her for all of the hard work.

Have a great summer!

Mrs. Hensley
Carlisle Librarian

Click on the blue buttons below and they will take you directly to the respective websites.

Plano Public Library has not put out information on their summer reading program yet. Signs up are scheduled to begin the week of June 5th. Check their website closer to the date for more information.

They have released their summer reading videos, which are now online on YouTube:

Younger elementary (Grades K-2):

Older elementary (Grades 3-5):

The Plano Public Library System also offers a bunch of fun classes. Check out the STEM classes they offer by visiting

Plano Public Library has an extensive children's e-book and audio book collection. Books your kids want to read are only a few clicks away and can be downloaded to computers or tablets.

This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives children in K-6th grade the ability to earn a FREE book by reading 3 books and filling out a journal about them.
Half Price Books is offering students a chance to earn Bookworm Bucks that can be used in the store for reading just 15 minutes each day throughout the month. There is a separate log for June and July.
Scholastic offers a free online summer program for children. This program gives your child a chance to set reading goals and unlock free e-books by reading. Schools with the most minutes read win a prize.
Earn 10 free tokens reading for 2 weeks. Just download and print out the calendar, fill it out and bring it in to claim your free tokens. Can be repeated over the summer.

More Reading...

Here is a link to the PISD Library Resources page that has the Elementary Summer Reading Lists for grades 1-5:

And...below are the links to the 2016-2017 Texas Award Books:


Thanks to Jamie Edmondson for sharing.