Superintendent's Summer Reading

OCPS Summer Reads 2020

Imagine Your Story

“Imagine Your Story” is the theme of Orange County Public Schools’ motivational summer reading challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to motivate children to read for pleasure and to ensure that students maintain their reading skills over summer vacation. On this page you can find OCPS provided links to reading lists, interactive literacy websites, e-books, parent resources, and literacy events in our community. Students may also access the OCPS’s Summer Reading Challenge via LaunchPad. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically using the Beanstack application. 

As your family reads this summer, OCPS encourages you to share the literacy message via Twitter. Using the hashtag, #OCPSreads, we hope our students (over 13 years of age) and parents will share what you are reading, where you are reading and how much you are reading.  Utilize the hashtag when posting pictures of books and fun places that students read over the summer, too.

Visit the OCPS LaunchPad to access the Beanstack app for your students to keep track of how many minutes they read each day.

Library Programs

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Orange County Public Library Elementary Programs

This link will direct you to the OCLS calendar page for activities and ideas for summer reading. This is a sure way to keep your child engaged all summer long.

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Orange County Public Library Secondary Programs
This link will direct you to the OCLS calendar page for activities and ideas for summer reading. There are endless opportunities to keep our older readers growing and reading all summer long. *The links below will take you to the OCLS Library Card Applications.

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Suggestions for Parents

Suggestions to help build your child's reading skills

Find A Book
Find a Book
Florida's Education Commissioner and the Library Youth Program have created the “Find a Book." Through “Find a Book,” students can build customized reading lists based on their interests and reading abilities, and then locate their selections at local public libraries or Barnes and Noble bookstores.