Stop that Summer Slide! Summer Reading

Henderson County Public Schools News

Summer is quickly approaching, and with it, the dreaded “Summer Slide!

When students lose many of the great gains they’ve made in reading ability over the summer, we call it the “Summer slide.” That’s why reading over the summer is so important– it helps students keep up their reading levels, and it’s a great way to stay occupied during those long, hot days.

Summer Reading Programs

If you need a way to keep reading fun, here are some excellent summer reading programs available through local libraries and businesses:

HCPL Summer Reading Program — Henderson County Public Libraries‘ summer reading program will start June 1st and last through July 31st. They will have reading cards for all ages to read and turn in for a free book and be entered into a prize drawing.

Buncombe County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for Kids — For grades 1-6. Read and record 8 books over the summer and earn a FREE BOOK!

Half Price Books Summer Reading Program — When kids read for 300 minutes during both June and July, they’ll get a free $5 gift card per month to Half Price Books.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards — Read every day for two weeks and earn 10 Chuck E. Cheese tokens!


If your child prefers using electronic devices to get their reading fix, there are also a number of places to get access to e-books over the summer. Please check them out below:

E-Books Websites (requires passwords): Bookflix and Trueflix

MyCapstoneLibraryTHIS SUMMER ONLY, you can have access to thousands of e-books through My Capstone Library!
username: summer18 password: lovetoread

NC WiseOwl (requires password): eBook K-8 collection

E-Books at Henderson County Public Library through StudentAccess:  The StudentAccess Program gives all Henderson County Public School students and teachers a free account with Henderson County Public Library. Students can use their student ID numbers to access databases, eBooks, and digital audiobooks. Check it out!

Zing: Create a free account and get access to thousands of e-books!

This page was last modified by Dina Waxman on Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:53 am

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