Friday, June 5, 2009

Summer Reading is All Around Us

Hi All,

Summer is upon us! It is a time to relax, regroup, and re-energize. One great way to do that is by reading! Click here to read an article with some great tips on how to keep kids reading from the first day of summer vacation all they way through the first day of the new school year.

There are many valuable resources on the web that encourage reading and comprehension. One of our favorites at Night Light Stories is CAST's Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Book Builder! Use this site to create, read, and share engaging digital books that build reading skills for students.

There are also reading programs running all summer long that are free and plentiful. Below, I have listed just a few that I found that have some valuable resources. Check your local library for any such events happening in your area. Feel free to post them on the blog to share with others. Summer reading is important to keep every imagination illuminated. Happy reading and listening!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Kids can earn a free book when they read 8 books this summer. Simply visit the site, download the reading journal and earn your way to a free book by reading. Eligible to children in grade levels 1-6. They also have a wonderful list of children's books to check out this summer.

New York State Summer Reading Program

New York State has a creative summer reading program to keep kids reading all summer long.

Loudoun County Library Reading Program

Loudoun County Public Library in Loudoun County, Virginia also has a fantastic reading program. There are many imaginative activities and useful resources for all ages.
(The image above is used with permission from Loudoun County's Public Library.)

Jefferson County Library Reading Program

The website for the summer reading program in Jefferson County, MO has interactive websites for kids and summer reading suggestions for all ages.

As always, keep the glow growing brigher with the many stories we can share together.


  1. Hi, I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

  2. Thanks Veronica! Malaysia! Love your sight as well. Thanks for visiting, hope to see you back soon!

  3. Thanks for the follow. I'm now following your blog.

  4. What a great idea! I think the girls will love new ways of hearing stories. Stopping by from Deb's blog.

  5. Thanks Darcel! So happy to see you here!