JISD Library Services
2022 Summer Reading Edition
Battle of the Books
The competition will be in April or May 2023, but students can start reading now.
Click on the image below to see all of the titles.
Tackle the Tayshas Challenge
TAYSHAS is a high school reading list from the Texas Library Association. The list is put out yearly to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. TAYSHAS takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.” The TAYSHAS lists can be found here.
Go to your school’s web page to find the digital form to fill and submit to be entered into the drawings.
Digital E-books and Audiobooks
Sora Sweet Reads
Sync Audiobooks for Teens
San Antonio Public Library
The San Antonio Public Library is offering people of all ages opportunities to read, learn, explore, and connect. Our summer library program is June 1 - July 31, 2022.
For children ages 0-12:
- Choose a brand new book to start off a summer of reading and fun, while supplies last.
- Children are invited to share their summer story by picking up a Story Sheet (sample image attached) from the library and bringing it back for display.
- Special guest performances in June and July. Details at https://guides.mysapl.org/summer/guests
- Children’s promotional video at https://youtu.be/ru6RKdchdfo.
For teens ages 13-18:
- Pick up a free Teen Summer 2022 t-shirt, while supplies last.
- Programs and hang outs on Instagram and Discord. Visit https://guides.mysapl.org/summer/teens for details.
- Playlists on Spotify.
For adults ages 18+:
- Get a Summer with SAPL Goal Tracker or download it from https://guides.mysapl.org/summer/adults.
- Track your progress toward your goal with activities of your choice.
- Receive a limited edition set of SAPL earbuds when you have met your goal.
Converse Public Library
You can also sign up at the library.
Participants must be Converse Library card holders. All JISD faculty and staff are eligble for a card.
This summer, Capstone is providing free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read from school, home, or on-the-go. These eBooks can be used with a laptop or desktop computer or an iPad.
Best of all, Capstone Interactive eBooks provide critical supports like text-highlighting and read-aloud audio, recorded by professional voice-over artists. Plus, the easy navigation makes it inviting for your student to find their Capstone favorites: like the spunky Katie Woo, stunning photography from PebblePlus books, and thrilling reads like Library of Doom from Michael Dahl.
And you can feel comfortable knowing your student is exploring an ad-free website bursting with resources to help them read in and out of the classroom.
Click HERE for more information, including passwords.
Barnes & Noble
Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August.
The Twig Book Shop Summer Reading Program
HEY Twiglets! Don’t let your brain go to the dogs this summer! Read with The Twig Book Shop in the Dog Days of Summer Reading Program Friday, June 3rd -Saturday, August 6th!
Twiglets have all summer to read and document their success on their Summer Reading Dog Days Sheet.
There are rewards for every 10 books read or read to Twiglets.
Fill out & turn in your completed sheets at The Twig for FANTASICAL goodies and a chance to win one of the $10 TWIG gift certificates drawn weekly.
All ages of TwigTwiglets are welcome to participate by printing out their OWN DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SHEET online @ www.TheTwig.com
Get your Dog Days of Summer Reading Sheet & Doghouse Punch Card @ The Twig counter!! #SummerTimeTwigletsRead
As Lloyd Alexander said, “Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.”
There are PILES of books to read, so set your sights on reading this SUMMER!
After all… The World Belongs to Those who Read!
Talking Books Program
The adventure begins on June 1 and continues through August 8!
This year we are trying something new for our TBP Summer Reading Program! The theme is Oceans of Possibilities. You will be able to get themed book lists and matching activity ideas, and enter a prize drawing at the end of summer by writing book reviews.
Sign up is open now and available for ALL AGES—children, teens, and adults!
- June 1 – June 19: Camp Creativity (arts and crafts)
- June 20 – July 4: Camp Discovery (math and science)
- July 5 – July 17: Camp Motion (sports and dance)
- July 18 – July 31: Camp Imagination (music and drama)
From May 9 through August 19, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.
By creating an account on Home Base, kids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!
Sign up for Home Base and visit the Summer Reading zone to start your reading streak today!
H‑E‑Buddy is ready for summer fun and summer jamming, so it's time to kick off our H‑E‑Buddy Summer Reading Club. All you have to do is read ten books and record them on your reading log from the form linked below. And remember, one of the books must be a Read 3 Book (see choices below). Each time you log a book, have an adult initial by the title so you get credit for reading. Once the log is complete, mail the form to the address below, and you'll be rewarded with a special prize. You have until October 1 to get in ten good reads. Texas summers are made for adventures, and some of the best adventures you find are in books, so find a stack of books and start exploring.*
Learn more HERE.
Spurs Give Summer Reading Challenge
Our Spurs Give Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic way to continue to train your brain throughout the summer. Designed for San Antonio Students in the South Texas Region from Kindergarten to 8th grade, this program allows for students to keep track of their reading minutes from June 13th through August 8th for a chance to win prizes!
Not only will the top three students with the most minutes read win prizes but we will also host a reading corner to keep our students motivated and sharp!
Click on the image below to register.
Reading is Fundamental Summer Reading
Click on the image below for details about the program.
City-Wide Summer Fun
Kids Bowl Free
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.
San Antonio participating allies are: