Why should I read over the summer?
Avoid the “summer slide” through the Jones Middle Summer Reading Program! Research suggests that students who read over the summer improve their reading skills, while students who do not read experience a decrease in achievement. The goal of the Jones Summer Reading program is to strengthen our students' reading skills using choice reading of quality, entertaining titles. This is an OPTIONAL Summer Reading Program.
Read this Scholastic Report to learn more about the Summer Slide and why summer reading is so important for our students.
OPTIONAL Jones Middle Summer Reading Program:
Take 5 Summer Checkout
- Read 1, 2 or 3 books of your choice.
- Min.150 pages, fiction/nonfiction, limit of 1 graphic novel.
- Log books using the Digital Book Log using this LINK. DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th by 4:00 PM
- Participants will be eligible to win prizes in August!
Jones students - week of May 15 -19 in the Media Center
Harmony / Ivy Creek / Patrick - Wednesday, May 17 at 4:30 - 6:00 in the Media Center
Jones Middle Students are eligible to check out up to 5 books from the Jones Media Center if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a rising 6th, 7th or 8th grader at Jones Middle for the upcoming school year.
- Return all materials borrowed during the current school year.
- Have no owed fines for missing or damaged materials on their student account.
- Return the signed parent permission form to the JMS Media Center.
eBooks and Audiobooks
eBooks are available through the Jones Library Catalog on eClass and the Gwinnett Public Library website.
Use this LINK to learn how to access these eBooks.
Gwinnett Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
Use the Beanstack app to track your reading. Students who read at least 8 hours will be eligible for prizes.
Books read for the public library program can also count for the Jones Summer Reading program.
Summer Reading Challenge Registration Directions