Thanks to Brene for this innovative idea for summer checkout for students. What a great idea to put books in the hands of children instead of letting them collect dust all summer!
Get ready for Summer, fun and BOOKS! Wait...what? Yes, that is right! Books are the “IN” thing this summer with Oak Grove High School’s Summer Book Checkout! This summer students at Oak Grove High School will have the opportunity to checkout books for the summer. Students will also have the chance to visit the OGHS Media Center during the summer to exchange books with two Book Exchange dates already on the calendar.
So how will it work?
Students will pick up Summer Book Checkout permission forms from the OGHS Media Center during the month of May. This permission form allows parents to give the child permission to check out up to 15 books from the Oak Grove High School Media Center for the summer. These books will be due the first week of school in August. Parents are also reminded on the form that it is the responsibility of the student to return the books in the same condition that they received them and that materials not returned or returned damaged will result in a charge for lost or damaged materials.
Students that have turned in a permission form will be able to come by the OGHS Media Center the week of May 29th-June 1st and checkout books for the summer. They will also have two opportunities during the summer to stop by and exchange books. The Media Center will be open from 11am-1pm a day in June and a day in July where students can come and exchange books and checkout additional titles.
During the summer each week we will also be posting to FB and Twitter using the hashtag #OGHSReads with Summer checkout reminders,activities and a few prizes!
Why Summer Checkout?
Here at OGHS we have a group of avid readers that stop by to exchange books, some daily and in speaking with them we have learned that many do not have the opportunity to go to the public library during the summer. We promote the NC Digital Library as well as Audiobooksync for Summer Reading, but many LOVE to have that physical book in their hands. This was an opportunity for OGHS not only to encourage that continued love of reading but also help students with their personal and academic growth. Reading correlates to so many benefits like vocabulary growth, better understanding of topics and synthesis, relaxation and for many can just be FUN! We are excited to start this new Summer program and hope that it will continue to grow and expand in the future!
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