Summer Reading 2019

Welcome to the Jackson County Schools Summer Reading Challenge!


The Jackson County elementary and middle schools are teaming up with the Piedmont Regional Library System and encouraging all of our students to participate in our summer reading challenge!  Research shows that many kids’ reading skills decline during the summer because they often don’t read as much as they do during the school year. Reading even a few books over the summer will help maintain the progress students have made this year.

Students: We are challenging you to read 40 books or 20 hours this summer.    This is similar to the challenge that has been set by your local public library branch!  This means that you can visit your local library this summer to check out some amazing books and to fill out a reading log with the same books that you are including for your school reading log.

Use the provided reading log to record the title and author of each book you read this summer.  Completed reading logs are due Wednesday, August 7th.  Students who read 40 books or complete their 20 hours of reading will be able to participate in a fun and exciting activity at school.

Check out the JCSS Summer Reading website:

While there are no specific books that are required to be read this summer, we have listed some of our favorites on the Book Recommendations page of our website.  There are also many FREE eBooks that you can read online.  Check them out on our Free eBooks page of our website.

In addition to our own summer reading challenge, many businesses hold their own summer reading challenges and programs.  You can find out more about these on the Other Challenges page of our website. Also, be sure to check out some of the awesome activities and events happening at your local library on the Local Activities page of the site.

We can’t wait until we see you again in August when you’ll be able to tell us all about your favorite books that you read this summer!