Research indicates that many student’s reading ability declines between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. Students can offset this summer reading slump by reading as few as four or five books over the summer. The summer break is a marvelous time for readers to explore topics and books of their own interest. Here are some suggestions for summer reading initiatives that encourage children to read during summer break.

1. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading 

Barnes and Noble is a great resource for summer reading programs year after year. This year, the bookstore is offering a free book to students who chose to do their Reading Journal Challenge. To participate, students will download and print the Barnes and Noble reading journal and use it to record a minimum of eight books Upon completion, the student can then bring the journal into a local B&N stores and chose any book from the Reading Journal list for free. Barnes and Noble additionally offers suggested reading lists for students across all grade levels. Check out both the Reading Journal challenge and the list of suggested books here.


2. Scholastic Reading Challenge

Scholastic is looking to set a new reading world record for this summer through its free online summer reading program. The program includes resources for kids, educators, and parents alike. For kids, the program works by having them log the minutes they spend reading and provides incentive by having certain logged hours unlock stories and rewards. For parents and teachers, Scholastic offers free book lists to let students use to select books throughout the summer months.



3. Sylvan Reading Book Adventure

By registering your children for this free summer reading program, students in grades K-8 will be able to search for books, read them, and then answer quizzes about the book to earn prizes. The program runs all year round, but most educators report finding it most useful for kids during the long summer months.

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Principal: Lawrence Conte


Assistant Principal: Ashley Westmoreland



The Hayden-Harman Foundation is once again sponsoring the Summer Reading Program for Newlin Elementary School. Books will be available at Newlin ’s main office Monday thru Thursday during normal business hours beginning June 15th and ending August 6th. Just read 2 books from the books provided for your grade level. When you check out a book, please remember to also take a question sheet for that book. After you have read the book, simply answer the questions, and then return both back to Newlin.  If you successfully read and answer questions for two books, you will receive a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble Book Store. Just pick up your gift card at Newlin’s office beginning August 18th. Happy reading!