2016 Summer Reading

Summer 2016 Reading Challenge
May 23, 2016 to September 2, 2016

Our Summer Reading Campaign has ended ... thanks to all who participated. 

Congratulations to the Top Elementary and Middle-High School readers! 


Top readers and their prizes 

PK- Grade 5 

Top Reader - Grand Prize Winner receives an iPad Mini  

C.H., Grade 4, Challenger Elementary, Broward County School District, FL  

Other Top Readers receive $100 Gift Cards

S.L., Grade K, Terra Centre ES, Fairfax County, VA 

M.N.,  Grade 5, Guadalupe Elementary School, San Francisco Unified School District, CA

E.T.,  Grade 5, Starkey Elementary School, Pinellas County School District, FL

N.S., Grade 4, Gertrude Edelman/Sabal Palm EL, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

Grades 6 and Up

Top Reader - Grand Prize Winner receives an iPad Mini 

A.H., Grade 7, Walker Magnet Middle School, Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL  

Other Top Readers receive $100 Gift Cards

N.G., Valor Middle School, Woodburn Public School District 103, OR 

J.I., Grade 8, C E Williams Middle, Charleston County School District, SC

F.S., Grade 6, Mantua ES, Fairfax County, VA  

J.S., Grade 6, Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL  

About the summer 2016 reading campaign 

Since it can be a challenge to motivate kids to read during the summer months, we would like to help by inviting you to team up with myON for our 2016 Summer Reading Campaign! Together we can keep kids engaged to maintain their academic edge and avoid the summer slide.

This year, our Summer Reading Campaign runs from May 23 to September 2, with exciting prizes for the top readers in each category: PreK-Grade 5 (Elementary) and Grades 6 and up (Middle School/High School).

Find campaign files in the right column of this page. →

Summer campaign goals

Every year we have 3 goals for our summer reading campaign and this year is no exception.

  1. Encourage the love of reading for life-long learning!
  2. Put thousands of books in the hands of all students so they can read anytime, anyplace.
  3. Reduce the summer slide effect – reading at least 5 books is equivalent to participating in a structured reading campaign.

Exciting prizes for top readers

PreK-Grade 5 (Elementary)

  • Top Reader will win an iPad Mini!
  • Readers in 2nd through 5th place will each win a $100 Gift Card!

Grade 6 and Above (Middle and High School)

  • Top Reader will win an iPad Mini!
  • Readers in 2nd through 5th place will be awarded a $100 Gift Card!

PLUS: Everyone who reads at least 10 books will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad mini!

Mark your calendars for these important dates

  • Summer Campaign begins - May 23. All student reading activity beginning today counts toward the contest goals!
  • ​National Summer Learning Day - July 14. This annual national advocacy event is led by the National Summer Learning Association to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer. Visit www.summerlearning.org for important information and valuable research-- and be sure to add your Summer Learning Day event to their interactive map.
  • Capstone Summer Book Talk - date TBD. Details coming soon!
  • Summer Campaign ends - September 2.

Please share your summer reading stories with us on Twitter @myONreader!

Planning guide

For step-by-step planning and ideas for communications, events and celebrations of summer reading, download Team Up to Beat the Summer Slide, our Summer Reading Planning Guide! It’s a great companion piece to our 2016 Summer Reading Toolkits!

Need more help?

Ready to get started? Access our Successful Summer Reading with myON webinar (including helpful handouts) or other tutorials on our Using myON section.