School is still in session, but today marks the beginning of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! This free, online reading program motivates kids to keep reading all summer long, which helps prevent learning loss while school is not in session.
Starting today, May 7, kids can log their reading minutes to earn digital prizes. Educators, public librarians and community partner organizations can all register participating young readers by creating an account at any time and setting up classes or reading groups. At the end of the summer, we'll acknowledge the Best in State schools, along with the Top 10 Libraries and Top 10 Community Partners!
Kids will be able to earn these great new prizes on our brand-new Summer Reading Challenge website that's completely mobile friendly—perfect for logging reading minutes on the go! Along with loads of free resources (including videos, printables, and an interactive map), the site also features a new timer feature that acts as a stopwatch to help children track their personal reading time.
Additionally, from now until the end of the Challenge on September 7, we're unlocking a magical Harry Potter surprise each week; just log in with your educator, library, or community partner account to check them out!
Plus, registered educators, public librarians and community partners have until June 4 to enter two special Summer Reading Sweepstakes for a chance to win a magical Harry Potter-themed prize pack!
It's only been a few hours since the Challenge began, and kids have already logged 79,298 reading minutes! Phew! Are you ready for a magical summer of reading? Get started at scholastic.com/summer now!
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