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Summer Reading

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 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. 


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