Let the Magic of Summer Reading Begin

June 5, 2020

Summer is now officially here, but that doesn’t mean learning stops.  Summer is one of the best times to delve into a wealth of educational endeavors, beginning with reading.  Research has shown that students who read over the summer break naturally increase their literacy skills, helping them stay on track academically and ready for fall when the new school year begins.

Many summer reading programs are available to students of all ages and reading levels. Here are a few to try out: 

San José Public Library Summer Reading Program:

Summer Learning Students have access to E-books, audio and read-alouds. To begin: visit SJPL Summer Reading and register for Summer Learning. The program allows students to track their reading progress and enter for a chance to win prizes. Students gain access to eBooks/EMedia, and gives them the ability to stream & download materials. They can even create their own comic/Manga style short story.

All San José Unified students can now access the San José Public Library with their student ID number. Signing in is easy by following these simple steps: 
For students with a 6 digit Student ID Number: Enter 21193000 + Student ID Number
For students with a 5 digit Student ID Number: Enter 211930000 + Student ID Number
Please Note: Student Library Card PIN: By default, it is the birth month and day following this format: (MMDD) For single digit days or months, use a zero preceding the number. 
December 12 = 1212    
June 1 =  0601

For additional information or questions, please go to: sjpl.org and click on “I want to ask for help.” San José Public Librarians are available online to answer questions and concerns.

Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza

Read Palooza For 2020, Scholastic is excited to share a brand new kids experience in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination offering full books, live events, and games in a safe community for readers.  Students and their guardians can join in the fun.

For students, please log in to Home Base to begin the summer learning experience. Adults searching for free summer reading resources may log in here: scholastic.com/summer.  Once logged in, parents and caregivers will find a wide array of reading resources, book lists, articles, podcasts, and more.

Download the 2020 English info sheet
Download the 2020 Spanish info sheet

Don’t forget San José Unified’s very own District Library Site for even more summer reading options and fun activities.  Let the Magic of Summer Reading Begin!