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Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading!

Did you know that when kids read over the summer, they are more likely to leap ahead when they return to school?  This is often called the “summer leap,” and we’ve made it a priority to keep your child’s skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long.

This year, our school will participate in the Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge, a free reading program that invites students to keep track of their reading minutes all summer long.  Students will find Beanstack directly on their SSO Launchpad! Click on the appropriate language for instructions in English, Spanish, Portuguese. 

Students get to choose their own summer reading material and make it a goal to read 20 minutes a day. Additionally, when students enter their reading minutes in Beanstack from May 18th to September 7th, they will earn digital rewards as they watch their reading minutes stack up! Try to earn all 14 badges!

Now you can link your school Beanstack account with the Broward County Public Library account to participate in the BCL Summer Learning Program. Click here for instructions. Learn more at:


Reading Resources:

MyON Reading-  grades k-8 (Available until June 30th)

Click here for the parent letter for student access to read engaging books online.  Perfect for independent reading! 

ReadTheory- grades k-12

Click here for an adaptive, personalized comprehension program.  Great for practice at the student's instructional level!  

eBooks and eAudiobooks:

Click here for instructions for how to acquire access to all of the Alvin Sherman Library digital collections and the Broward County Library digital collections.  We have added an "Express Card" option, making it even easier for anyone to get a library card and have access to the Alvin Sherman digital collections immediately.

Additional Resources:

Florida Teen Reads

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books (grades 6-8)

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books (grades 3-5)


If you have any questions please contact our literacy coach, Kristy Rosario, at