Looking for great resources for summer reading and summer learning? In this post we round up programs and resources from Granite School District, our friends at the Salt Lake County Library and Salt Lake City Public Library systems, and other resources from the web in general. [Read more…] about Summer Reading and Learning 2017
Salt Lake County Library System
Lynda.com is an online learning platform with a library of over 5,000 courses on skills in business, software, technology, and design. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Lynda.com (via Salt Lake County Library System)
Looking for great resources for summer reading and summer learning? In this post we round up programs from Granite School District, our friends at the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library systems, and other resources from the web in general.
All K-12 students in Granite School District (as well as all staff members) have access to Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library, where they can choose from thousands of ebooks and digital audiobooks to read or listen to throughout the summer.
You can access Granite’s OverDrive from any web browser by visiting http://granite.lib.overdrive.com. You can also access our library via the OverDrive app, which is available for a whole range of mobile devices and operating systems (see http://app.overdrive.com.) Students log in with their regular school login (student number and whatever password they have at the point school ends.)
The Salt Lake City Public Library System
The city’s summer challenge goes through August 20, and they provide an exciting variety of challenge goals, activities, and events for Kids, Pre-Readers, Teens, and Adults. Participants can win a variety of prizes.
Salt Lake County Library Services
Special events include a teen online short story contest, ToshoCon Teen Anime Convention, Teen STEM Camps, and a special admission discount at the Natural History Museum of Utah for the library’s summer reading participants. Prizes are available to participants. Many other library events are happening on a daily basis. Visit or contact your local branch of the county library system to find out more information.
Additional Summer Learning + Reading Resources
- Several school libraries in Granite School District open their doors periodically during the summer for book checkout and other programming. Contact your school to find out if they offer this service.
- Check out our list of free Digital Resources and Tools for Reading and Literacy. (It is collaborative so feel free to comment or add to it.)
- You can download and listen to the free YA audiobooks provided weekly by Audiobooksync.com all summer long.
- The Edutopia blog post, “Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources,” provides many more ideas.
Salt Lake County Library Services now provides Student Library Cards – a new type of library card available for students ages 8-17 who live in Salt Lake County. With a Student Library Card, young library users can:
- Check out up to 3 items without accruing fines or fees
- Use library computers
- Access online homework help, research databases, and other resources
- Download ebooks, music, movies, TV shows and other online content through library services
Getting a Student Library Card is free and easy, and does not require the presence of a parent or guardian. Students just need to stop by their neighborhood library with proof that they are a current student, such as a student ID card, report card, signed letter from a teacher on school letterhead, or other official document from the school. If you are a teacher or school administrator, click here to download a quick template form that can be used to provide your students with this enrollment proof so they can obtain library cards. [Read more…] about Student Library Cards from Salt Lake County Library Services
Brainfuse HelpNow provides online live tutoring, homework help, and test preparation for K-12 students and adult learners. It is a new service provided to Granite students and community members via Salt Lake County Library Services. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Brainfuse HelpNow
Teachers and parents: are you looking for great resources for summer reading for your students? In this post we round up programs from Granite School District, our friends at the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library systems, and a few more resources from the web in general. [Read more…] about Summer Reading 2015
TumbleBooks is an easy-to-use online database with hundreds of media-rich electronic books for children. Their selections include story books, nonfiction, graphic novels, chapter books, and foreign language books. TumbleBooks is provided to Salt Lake County residents for home use (including all students and parents in Granite School District) thanks to the Salt Lake County Public Library System. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: TumbleBooks
Melanie Brock has worked as the media assistant at Jackling Elementary School for five years and in Granite School District for the past eleven years. [Read more…] about Library Spotlight: Melanie Brock, Jackling Elementary School