Summer Reading Resources
  • Jacksonville Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Jacksonville Public Library is excited to host its annual Summer Learning program! Let’s keep reading and learning all summer long. From June 1 to July 30, you’ll be able to participate in in-branch programs, tons of interactive virtual events, complete fun activities, participate in challenges, go on scavenger hunts, and more! All your reading fun adds up, helping you earn prizes! All of the programs are free and open to everyone.

    You can find more information at the Jacksonville Public Library Summer Learning 2022 webpage.  

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Summer Activities (Elementary)

  • If you are looking for simple ideas to make learning a part of your child's summer, the FL Department of Education has compiled 5 weeks of activities just for you!  You can visit the list here. 

Summer Reading Lists

  • We recommend checking your school's website for school-specific directions or summer reading assignments.  The lists below are general in nature and provided for families looking for appropriate books to read over the summer. Titles designated as "BEST titles" are recommended by the Florida Department of Education for that grade level. 

    Formats for reading are suggested and can be adjusted based on the difficulty of the text and the student's reading level. 

    Read Aloud:  A more proficient reader reads the book to the student when the reading level is too difficult for the student. Discuss the book with the student while reading. 

    Read Together: The student may be able to read most of the book, but occasional help is needed. A more proficient reader might take turns reading with the student or help with difficult words. 

    Independent Reading: The student reads the book alone.  Family members can discuss the book with the student after a reading session.  

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