Summer for Georgia Readers Begins in April
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 from 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.
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!
“We want you to light up your community on our heat map,” said Get Georgia Reading Campaign Director Arianne Weldon. We’ll keep our eye on who’s reading the most and give shout-outs to the leading regions throughout the summer. Polk County generated the most heat last summer, followed by Camden, Douglas, Paulding, and Laurens counties.
Here’s how you can get reading,
To login, go to myON.com and click the green Log in now button.
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 on getgeorgiareading.org.
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 [email protected], and be sure to use the hashtags #GetGAReading and #myONreader with your social media posts.
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