Don’t Put Away Your Books. It’s Time for Summer Reading!

Relax, play, and most definitely have fun this summer, but keep reading, too! By reading for at least 20 minutes each day, students will avoid the “summer slide” and possibly even increase academic gains.  

To support reading and learning, the Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools, is challenging all students to read a total of 20 hours this summer. That’s just 20 minutes every day to get a jumpstart on the new school year! 

If every student in Cobb Schools reads for 20 minutes, it would total up to more than 2.2 million minutes for one day! So, grab a book from home or the local library and start reading.  

Remember, students in Cobb Schools can also use their student number for their Cobb County Public Library card! Simply stop by any CCPL branch and check out up to 5 print books using your student number and 4-digit birthday (2-digit month and 2-digit day). Students may also check out digital materials such as ebooks.  

To keep track of summer reading, students can log their minutes via Beanstack, which is available as a website and an app.  

 For more information and to sign up, visit ​