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Keep Reading Alive This Summer!

Posted: June 5th, 2015

Help avoid the summer slide with these great summer reading programs!

Summer Reading Lists

As part of the A+ Partnership with the Howard County Library System, summer reading lists developed by HCPSS Library Media Specialists and Howard County Library System Children’s Instruction and Research Staff are available for students in all grade levels. Books included are just a sampling of those students may enjoy reading during this summer. Students are encouraged to check out other books by the authors included, as well as explore additional book topics at the library! 

Lists for all grade levels are available both in schools and online. Don’t forget to sign up for the Library System’s Summer Reading Club either online or at your closest branch!

Digital Reading:  2015 National Summer Reading Challenge

USA Today and Curriculet have partnered to offer the 2015 National Summer Reading Challenge, which begins June 15. All HCPSS students have access to this free program that will enter them into daily and weekly prize drawings just for reading!

Students who wish to participate should:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the button that says “More Apps”
  3. Log in with the student’s active directory user name and password
  4. Click on the Curriculet button
  5. Click on the tab for USA TODAY 
  6. Have fun reading!


All students have access to their school’s digital eBook and audiobook collection through MackinVIA all summer long with their active directory credentials. Email Melissa Grabill at with questions or for more information.