2023 Summer Reading

with the eXchange at Innovation Academy

Join our Summer Reading Challenge!

We are challenging all students and staff to read 1,000 minutes this summer! That's only 20 minutes per weekday!

Summer reading is critical for you to retain knowledge and skills learned throughout the previous school year. Not reading over the summer puts you at risk for falling behind your classmates. While this is not required, these resources for summer learning promotes and supports reading for pleasure and provides a springboard for reflection in the fall.

How do I access apps for reading over the summer?

Sora, MackinVIA, Follett, and more can be located under Classlink in the e-library. You can also download these as separate apps from the Apple or Google stores!

Classlink Login

  • Access here
  • Username: Student #
  • Password: Birthdate (for new FCS students) or personalized password (returning FCS students)
  • (This houses textbooks, BrainPOP, Sora, MackinVIA, and more)

Sora OverDrive (ebooks & audiobooks)

  • Access through Classlink → elibrary, the Sora app, or online
  • Username: Student #
  • Password: Birthdate (for new FCS students) or personalized password (returning FCS students)
  • For a walkthrough video of how to access via the app, click here.

  • Offer book suggestions for purchase here!

MackinVIA (ebooks and databases)

  • Access through Classlink → elibrary

  • For a walkthrough video of how to access via Classlink, click here.

Google Arts & Culture

Complete one of our challenges below to earn sweet reading prizes!

Option 1: Summer Reading Graphic

Summer Reading Graphic

Directions: Using this template, create your own graphic to show the best parts about your summer reading experience. Feel free to share your favorite reads, how many books you read, where you read, and cool quotes. Include a picture of you reading in the graphic!

Option 2: Summer Reading BINGO

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Email a copy to Mrs. Bongiorno when you finish for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Reading Resources for the Summer

We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student’s mind than through reading?

Starting May 15th – August 28th, the Sora Sweet Reads program will offer a collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will be prominently displayed in Sora for quick and easy unlimited access. You can explore the title offerings and learn more about the program here: https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/.

How does it work?

Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Get started today at https://soraapp.com or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS.
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For YA audiences

Register your email address at: audiofilemagazine.com/sync

If do not already use Sora:
  1. Get the Sora App and tap “I have a setup code” (at bottom of the screen)
  2. Enter setup code: audiobooksync
  3. Then tap “Get Started!”
  4. Enter the email address that you registered above

If you already use Sora, add audiobookSYNC library:
  1. Open Sora menu (top-right corner)
  2. Select “+ Add library”
  3. Search for audiobooksync and select

Need help? synchelp@audiofilemagazine.com
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Comics Plus

  1. To read one of the thousands of comics, graphic novels, or manga available, read online through your MackinVia account. Visit https://innovationacademyga.librarypass.com/.
  2. Search for Innovation Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia.
  3. Login using your Classlink information.

Fulton County Public Library Information

Fulton County Public Library account access can expand your horizons!

They will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays in May and pre-Covid hours effective June 1st!

You may register for a temporary card with some digital resource privileges or get full card privileges by visiting your local public library branch. (Some resources may require separate account registration; please note age restrictions and use a non-FCS email account. Content may range from preschool to adult; students, please remember to just stop reading, listening, watching if you find something you think you shouldn't have accessed!)

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Website

Alpharetta Branch

10 Park Plaza

Alpharetta, GA 30009

(404) 613-6735

Milton Branch

855 Mayfield Rd

Milton, GA 30009

(404) 613-4402

Ocee Branch

5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd.

Johns Creek GA 30005

(404) 613-6840

Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch

9560 Spruill Road

Johns Creek GA 30022

(404) 613-7300

Roswell Branch

115 Norcross Street

Roswell GA 30075

(404) 612-9700

East Roswell Branch

2301 Holcomb Bridge Road

Roswell GA 30076

(404) 613-4050

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What resources can we access with our public library card beyond reading?

Learning Support

From language practice to essay reviews to free virtual tutoring, there is so much for the public library to help you with learning over the summer.


Hoopla has movies and music as well as eBooks and digital audio with 10-checkout per month limit extended with flex options (and Bonus Borrows for summer!) Kanopy requires registration by adults over 18; parents may set controls on account to limit use beyond Kanopy Kids movies. CreativeBug offers a wide variety of online creative courses - FREE!

FCPL Partnership Passes - Staycation Ideas!

"Excitement awaits you with a free pass to explore a number of fantastic attractions in the metro area. Fulton County Library System, in partnership with Georgia Public Library Service and other agencies, offers passes for free admission to Georgia eye-openers locations. Adult patrons with a valid FCLS library card may check out these materials from our branches. Your ticket to the city is waiting for you. Check the availability of passes at your local library."

Additional Learning Opportunities

Maker Activities

Stretch your creative and problem solving skills over the summer with these fun but challenging activities.

Martha Bongiorno

Media and Education Technology Instructor