SUMMER! READING! #bookaday #summerreading

It is FINALLY, OFFICIALLY summertime!

Here is my FINAL, OFFICIAL plan for my reading this summer (along with some other summer reading resources and STUFF that might be helpful/useful).

First, here is how I spread the word about summer reading to my students and to the teachers and parents at my school – FYI.

This was sent home with students during the last week of school. 

I put together a summer reading edition of my newsletter. 

And, I put stuff on my website. 

I am also posting stuff almost daily to our Learning Commons Facebook Page.

My own summer reading is shaping up like this – I have joined the adult summer reading programs at both the Lexington County Public Library and Richland Library. I am a member of both (paying member of LPL/free=taxpaying member of RL)…if you have not joined the summer reading program (I would say MOST public libraries have adult versions these days), you need to go NOW and do it. Be a good reading role model, please.

I am participating in the Fifth Annual #Bookaday Challenge. Being a part of any kind of challenge is a great way to get yourself reading. Give yourself a goal – read a book a day, a book a month, whatever. Just as long as you read. We can’t encourage our students to be readers if we are not readers ourselves. I know that some folks say they don’t like to read, but I truly believe that is because they just haven’t found the right book. No matter how old you are, there is a book out there that will spark your love of reading. I just know it. For most of my blog readers, however, I do not think that is a problem 🙂

As I read a #bookaday, I will take a picture of the books I read each day and post to my personal Instagram; my Learning Commons Instagram; my personal FB page; my Learning Commons FB page; my Goodreads page; and I will keep a list on this blog (new page – coming soon!). That’s a lot of sharing, but some people might follow me here and not on FB and others might follow my Learning Commons pages and not my personal pages. I apologize in advance if you follow me on all the things!

The first part of #summerreading and #bookaday will focus on #nerdcott….yes, I am still trying to read ALL of the Caldecott honor and medal books…almost there!

What are YOUR summer reading plans?


About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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