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Summer 2017 – Keep Reading Alive!

Posted: June 5th, 2017

Help avoid the summer slide with these great summer reading and learning 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 what students may enjoy reading during the 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.

MackinVIA

All students have access to their school’s digital MackinVIA eBook and audiobook collection all summer long by logging in through https://hcpss.me with their active directory credentials.

Students continue to have access to all the digital tools they used during the school year. This includes databases available from the “Databases” tab in MackinVIA, such as:

Summer Activities

Students can use their digital tools, available at https://hcpss.me, to document and celebrate their summer activities. Elementary students can use Wixie to create a summer postcard or travel journal. All students can utilize Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to create a slideshow of their favorite summer day.

Email Melissa Daggett at melissa_daggett@hcpss.org with questions or for more information.