There are many statistics that support the importance of summer reading. Children need to read during the summer months to maintain current reading levels. If not, they “slide” backwards. To help keep our students reading over the summer, IST has several online reading options. To access the passwords, you must login to the Library OPAC.
One of our options is TumbleBooks, (http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com), an online collection with animated storybooks, chapter books, graphic novels, fiction/non-fiction books to read online, and puzzles and games for both elementary and middle school English Language Learners.
Tumblebooks is fun!
The IST Library recommends that users set up “My Cloud” and personalize their favorite lists.
The second option is TumbleBookCloud Junior, http://www.tbcjr.com), another collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books specifically for Grades 3-6.
The third option is to borrow a Kindle loaded with ebooks. We have 6 available.
SYNC, (http://www.audiobooksync.com), is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic title–each week to teens ages 13+.
The 2016 season is 5 May – 17 August. (Week10 and Week 15 have books that are on this coming year’s Mature Panda Book Award list).
Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console. This software can be downloaded onto desktops, laptops, or even as an app on your phone.
Not all titles are available overseas, but the majority are.
Returning students who have cleared their accounts are invited to checkout up to 10 books each for summer. Elementary students will need a signed permission slip from parents for summer checkout. Permission slips were sent through homerooms.
The Library will be giving out recommended summer reading lists at the Community Fair. Stop by our used book sale and get one. If you do not make it, they will be available in the library the rest of the school year.