Summer Resources

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Caroline Recreation & Parks Virtual Summer Camp

Caroline County Public Library Resources

Caroline Library- free electronic resources
Caroline Library Summer Reading Program: Caroline Reads! Sign up at carolib.beanstack.com to track your reading, write book reviews, and help us reach our community reading goal of 2,020 books read in the month of July. Weekly Walmart gift card drawings will be held for all participants.  Offline readers can still track their books & call us to participate.
Virtual programs accessed on the CCPL website during the month of July include a reptile show, a fairy tale theater performance, storytelling, and didgeridoo music.
Open for curbside pickup and several other “Library to Go” services at the Denton location

Hoopla and Libby - borrow books and other materials for free

Library card needed, register online

AskUsNow 24/7  MD State Library Resource Center, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Email Reference MD State Library Resource Center.  Staff responding to email questions Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm

CCPS Resources

Pre-K-3 and Pre-Kindergarten

Regional Pre-K 3 Summer Resources for Parents

Pre-K Program Summer Recovery Resources for Parents

Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Summer 2020 Reading Calendar

Reading Rockets:  Start with a Book program is a free summer reading program.  Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers best-practice information on teaching kids to read.

Reading Rockets:  Summer Writing program is free and designed to promote writing skills with a series of fun, simple writing activities for home or on the go!

Epic! is a free online reading resource that allows kids to choose a book, read it themself, or listen and follow along to fiction and nonfiction.

Growing Readers! (English)
Parent tips for raising strong readers & writers

Lectores en crecimiento! (Inglés) Consejos para padres para criar lectores y escritores fuertes

Storytime Online is a free online library of books read aloud to kids and is appropriate for elementary school-aged students, especially kids who are just learning to read.

The Florida Center for Reading Research website includes free printable activities and games for PK-Grade 2 students to practice early reading skills such as letter names, rhyming activities, and word knowledge.

Oxford Owl- Read online books and includes activities recommended by Nell Duke

Middle School

The Common Lit Summer Reading Challenge is a free digital reading challenge for children in middle school.

Rising Ninth Graders

Targeted students will have the opportunity for a two week bootcamp to hone their Digital Learning Skills with Google Classroom and Zoom, while also learning about their own potential to succeed in math. Eligible students will be contacted by their school.

High School

Summer credit recovery courses are for those students who did not pass the course during the regular school year. These courses may be taken by students in an effort to meet graduation requirements and earn the appropriate GPA for athletic/club eligibility. Please complete the Summer Credit Recovery Form and return it to your school. For more information, please call your school.

Special Education Resources

Resources are detailed on the Summer Support Recovery Opportunities page of the Special Education section.

Resources for the Family

Drop Everything and Move! Activities that encourage families to be mentally and physically active this summer.

Common Sense Media’s wideopenschool.org website includes resources for Families on the topics of reading and writing.

Free Kids Books is a website that has free online books for kids of all ages. You can search by age group, grade level, and subject area. There are English language options and multiple books in other languages including Spanish, French, and German. The books can all be downloaded and read online or printed out.

Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza

The Reading Rockets website includes helpful tips for families to choose “Just Right Books” with your child for summer reading and to create a home library.  These tips are available in English and in Spanish.

American Library Association/Association For Library Service to Children has booklists for all ages. Some books may be available as digital downloads.

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