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    Stop the "Summer Slide"


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    Anne Murphy Paul shares research results on preventing the summer slide: “Another study — this one led by James Kim of the Harvard Graduate School of Education — found that regardless of family income, the effect of reading four to five books over the summer was large enough to prevent a decline in reading-achievement scores from the spring to the fall. Kim’s other finding: children who said they had easy access to books over the summer ended up reading more. So seasonal alarm bells aside, the best way to push back against the summer slide is with your library card.”


    Recommended Reading Lists by Grade Level

    (compiled by Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network)

    Pre-K - Kindergarten List - click here

    1st - 2nd Grade List - click here

    3rd-4th Grade List - click here

    Local Summer Reading Programs Available

    *Check our site and Twitter Feed (Follow Us by clicking on the button at the top of this page) this Summer for weekly updates on Summer Reading resources and tips.   

    Hilltop & Argyle Intermediate Summer Reading Bingo Board. Complete each square of the Bingo Board and have a parent sign your sheet.  Click here to print the Reading Bingo sheet (retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/printable-book-bingo). Bring this page in during the first week of school during August 22-26, 2016  to receive a prize and have your picture taken for the Library Wall of Fame.  

    Flower Mound Public Library  "Join Flower Mound Public Library on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 3 p.m. for the kickoff celebration of the 2016 Summer Ready Club. Studies have shown that reading and good health go hand-in-hand, which is why this year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” Children ages 4 and older are invited to participate in various sports challenges, while Library staff assist in getting them signed up for Summer Reading Club. For more information, please visit www.fmlibrary.net, or call 972-874-6167." Retrieved from http://www.flower-mound.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1531

     Denton Public Library Summer Reading Club: "It’s time to get in shape for a fun-filled summer with the all-new 2016 Summer Reading Club beginning June 2.  This year we celebrate with the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” All three branches will have sports-themed decorations in celebration of this year’s focus on sports and physical activity."  Retrieved from the Denton Public Library website.  Click here for more details. 
    Barnes and Noble's reading program allows children to choose a free book from their store once they have completed 8 books of their choice.  Their site also lists book recommendations by age and grade level.  Click here for details.

    Chuck E. Cheese provides a calendar for kids to track their reading.  Once they have read for 14 days, they can bring their calendar in and receive 10 free tokens for games.  Click here to access the calendar.

    Click on the icon above to go to MackinVIA.  

    MackinVia is finally here!  You can access eBooks, all of our school's databases, videos, and special groups for your classroom by entering only one password. *If you need assistance logging in, please email Mrs. Riley.  All students and teachers will receive training on using MackinVIA and all of its features.

    Keep Calm and Read A Book! 

    Click the book cart below to access the library's online catalog:

    Link to Destiny Quest  
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  • To contact the library:
    Mary Ann Riley, MLS                                         Adrienne Austin
    Librarian / Media Specialist                                      Library Aide
    mriley@argyleisd.com                                              aaustin@argyleisd.com 
    940-464-7241 x 5114 (circulation desk), x 5117 (library office)