- On May 19, 2017
As momentum builds toward the end of the school year and we anticipate the arrival of summer I want to share some outstanding resources for students offered by one of our partners, The Get Georgia Reading Campaign:
“Summer reading in Georgia starts…now! Free access to tons of books, spanning genres, languages, audience age ranges you can access 24 hours a day – every day – through Aug. 31. See MyOn Digital Library here. We are increasing our goal for 2017! We want to increase the number read to 250,000 plus online books this summer. And please, teachers, children, parents, anyone who works for or with children: send us your blogs, videos, book reviews.
Get Georgia Reading partners – including the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, the Georgia Public Library Service, and Georgia Public Broadcasting – have launched GeorgiaSummer.org, a toolkit full of resources for summer reading, safety, and meals. GeorgiaSummer.org is live now.
Billboards across the Metro Atlanta area, courtesy of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas – Atlanta Division, will point to the website and highlight the importance of summer access to healthy meals, safe environments, and books and educational opportunities for children.
All Georgians are encouraged to use the hashtag #SchoolsOutGA this summer to share photos, videos, and stories that show how families are incorporating these tools into everyday life.
Here’s the 411–please share with your school systems and networks:
With gratitude, Arianne B. Weldon, MPH, Director, Get Georgia Reading Campaign”