GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Signing out a book has never been so easy or so fun. Guilford County Schools' free eBook shelf program allows students to check out books online over the summer.
Students can read The Hunger Games, The Magic Tree House series or Harry Potter right on your phone, tablet or computer.
And now there's extra incentive to make sure your kids are reading during the break. The district is giving away big prizes to students who read at least 900 minutes. Students who keep up with a reading log and submit it at the end of the summer break will earn a free ticket to one of two attractions at Kersey Valley Adventures and a discount at a participating Triad Chick-fil-A restaurant.
"Nine hundred minutes over the summer sounds like a lot, but if you think about it, it's really just 30 minutes a day for 30 days," said Tammy Gruer, the district's Media and Technology Specialist.
Students can participate in public library programs or use the district's eBook shelf, which is free. Some schools also have open library hours during the summer.
You can access the district's eBook shelf by clicking here or find your child's school shelf here.
The summer reading program supports GCS Reads 30, the district's ongoing effort to encourage reading for pleasure and boost literacy.