Summer Reading

Let reading take you on amazing adventures!

Research has shown that students lose a significant amount of skills over summer break. There are numerous public library, bookstore, and online programs designed to promote reading. 

Meridian eBooks and Databases:

Login to MackinVia.com with the username meestu and password mustang to access hundreds of ebooks. Also check out our databases:

  • Pebblego: Great non-fiction research databases for K-3. Animals, Biographies, Earth and Space, and Social Studies content.
  • PowerKnowledge Science: Awesome non-fiction research databases for grades 3-7. Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science. 
  • WorldBookOnline: Online encyclopedia for all grades. WorldBook Kids for grades K-3, WorldBook Discover for grades 3 and up. Additionally we have WorldBook Living Green and WorldBook Early Peoples. All content can be translated into most languages. 

Reading Programs:

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library: Visit the local library. Sign up for summer reading program. Earn cool prizes. See website for numerous library events. 

Scholastic Summner Reading Challenge:  Free online reading program for children. Tracks number of minutes read. Has parent resources and printables too. 

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading: Print reading log. Student reads eight books. When full, visit Barnes and Noble to select a free book. 

Websites:

TumbleBook of the Day: Each day a different children's picture book is read aloud complete with highlighted text.  No login required for the book of the day.

ABCya.com: Games and activities provide an interactive way for students to learn.  No login required. For students in grades K-5.