Want to encourage your child to read this summer?Children who read and do other literacy related activities during the summer maintain (and may even increase) their literacy skills. They also enter school in the fall ready for the new challenges of the next grade.
1. YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
This year our K- 12 Summer Reading Program is a new online summer reading program called READsquared. The program makes available grade-leveled eBooks from the Yonkers Public Library. Students can create & email summer reading book lists to their teachers from this program. Grade level, summer reading assignments are called “Missions” and are available online in the program. To access the program you will need a Yonkers Public Library card and create an account
Here is the link to obtain your Yonkers Public Library card: https://www.ypl.org/services/librarycard/
Here is the link to register for READsquared: http://yplny02.readsquared.com
You can also download the free app on your phone.
Additional resource flyers and instructional videos will be available on our website and the Yonkers Public Library website.
Our traditional print Summer Reading Program can also be used this year for those who prefer print. Yonkers Public Library will be starting a curbside pick-up program at all branches beginning June 15th.
2. Summer Reading at NY Libraries
- To join in the fun of Summer Reading today, just find your local library Web Site using the link, and register!
3. Barnes & Noble
Earn a free book!
-Summer Reading Journals are here. Spanish and English versions are attached. There’s a link at the bottom of the flyer to download the journals.
4. Summer Reading Resources for Parents and Teachers
- This is from the Reading Rockets resource and has an amazing amount of summer reading ideas and activities posted.
5. Vocabulary Competition
- Inspired by the educational objectives of the WordGirl television show, which airs daily on PBS KIDS GO! The WordGirl Definition Competition from Scholastic is a way to engage students with vocabulary words in an entertaining and interactive context. During the 30-minute, live webcast, students will enrich their vocabulary and have fun in the process!
6.Summer Reading with READING ROCKETS!
- The research is clear that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect. The following resources and articles provide information about summer reading and summer learning loss. Plus you'll discover great activities to encourage kids to learn, read, and have fun in the summer sun.