What does the research say about summer reading?
“Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level, or previous achievement, children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.” --Jimmy Kim, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk
Beat the Summer Slide and READ over the summer! Take advantage of these AMAZING opportunities!
Take a look at these Summer Reading Lists/Assignments by Grade Level
Do you want to receive a special invitation to the TMS Media Center's Summer Reading Celebration held in fall 2021? Participate in GCPL's Beanstack and go "Above and Beyond" in your summer reading. Want to learn more? Click the link below for more information.
Independent Reading (IR)
In addition to our Media Center's collection, we have some AMAZING digital reading resources that offer great opportunities for students to find just the right book anytime. Please check out our list of online resources here.
Please click here to watch a step-by-step video on how to use Sora, an online reading platform.
Please click here to watch a step-by-step video on how to use Libby, an online reading platform from the Gwinnett County Public Library.
Please click here to watch a step-by-step video on how to use the media catalog (Destiny Discover).