You can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering more than 10,400 free books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—from April 15 through Aug. 31.
You can search more than 50 different categories and genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.
Summer for Georgia Readers Begins in April
Ready, Set, Read
We challenged you this summer to read more than 200,000 books. You answered the call in a big way, reaching that goal by mid-July. With the Olympics going on this summer, it’s the perfect time for smashing records—so now we are issuing a new challenge to read more than 300,000 books and spend over 100,000 hours reading before Aug. 31. So, can you read 100,000 more books in 45 days? Let’s find out!
Here’s how you can get reading, right now
To login, go to myON.com and click the green Log in now button.
- School Name: Get Georgia Reading Campaign for Garde-Level Reading
(Note: DO NOT cut and paste. Start typing “Get Georgia…” and select the school fro the drop menu when it appears.)
- Username: read
- Password: read
Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading.
We Want to Hear from You
The only thing better than reading a good book is sharing it with others. We encourage all readers—kids, dads and moms, grandparents and caregivers, teachers, and librarians—to send written and video book reviews that we will publish here on our website.
Get social this summer by sharing book recommendations, snapping selfies with your favorite titles, showing off where you’re reading and who you’re reading with, and telling us how you’re incorporating myON into your everyday life.
Get inspired by checking out some of last year’s most memorable video submissions:
- “All About Those Books” (Pepperell Middle School in Lindale, Ga.)
- “Just Read” (Van Wert Elementary and Rockmart Public Library in Rockmart, Ga.)
- “Fifth-Grade Pals Reveal what Make Them Amazing Readers” (Sarah Charlotte and Ellie, Mt. Vernon Exploratory School in Gainesville)
Send your reviews, videos, photos, and more to Bill Valladares at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to use the hashtags #GetGAReading and #myONreader with your social media posts.
Giving ALL Kids Access to Literacy
For healthy growth and reading success, all children and their families need year-round access to educational and supportive services. By providing this summertime access to digital books in homes, schools, and libraries for the third year in a row, myON is helping to Get Georgia Reading in a big way.
The amount of books Georgia kids read during the summer skyrocketed from 8,000 in 2014 to more than 103,000 in 2015. According to Weldon, myON has played a vital role in this increase.
“They really are trying to reach all kids,” Weldon said. “We’re grateful to myON for providing this incredible resource during the summer months, a time when so many kids lack access to books. This is just one of several solutions helping us address this huge crisis—one that is so much bigger than we ever imagined.”
Research shows that students can lose up to three months of reading ability over the summer. By offering a wide array of quality digital titles, myON is aiming to ensure that students don’t fall behind while school is out of session.
“Providing opportunities for Georgia’s students to read during the summer months is critical as we work to stem summer loss and keep students reading,” said Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “myON puts resources in the hands of our students and keeps them on the path to reading proficiency.”
More than an electronic reading application, myON tracks the habits of its readers and generates a list of “just right” books for each student while providing educators more insight into what works for kids—books read from start to finish—and what doesn’t—books are rarely opened, or opened and not finished.
myON’s books come with features that create a student-centered, personalized “literacy environment,” with an optional audio component, word and sentence highlighting, and a sidebar with a built-in dictionary. This suite of helpful tools helps kids connect with the text while reading independently or working on assigned reading and writing projects.
“Get Georgia Reading enables us to offer thousands of titles during the summer months through the digital platform of myON,” said Worth County Library Director Leigh Wiley. “This program offers tons of books on a variety of topics that greatly extends our collection for all the kids. We are grateful for this opportunity that we could not afford to provide to our community.”
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