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Bookshare Summer Reading Challenge Starts June 22 – Are You Ready?

Summer is knocking on the door, and excitement is building for the Bookshare Summer Reading ChallengeTheme graphic showing boy with megaphone next to suitcase, compass and globe starting next Monday, June 22. Are you ready to turn it up and tell the world?

It’s fun and easy to participate – just search for books, read them, and share your favorites with the Bookshare community.  You’ll help members like you discover new books and get lots of praise and kudos from other readers.

If you don’t already have a list of books to brighten your summer, check out the staff picks. Each week of the challenge features a theme and suggested titles by age group to help you get started. The first theme is Travel & the Great Outdoors. Here are just a few books that might capture your imagination:

Book cover of Junie B First Grader Aloha-ha-ha!Book cover of Amy and Roger's Epic DetourBook cover of Wild Coast

Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-Ha-Ha! by Barbara Park (grades 1-4)

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (grades 9-12)

Wild Coast: Travels on South America’s Untamed Edge by John Gimlette (adults)

Double the enjoyment of a good book by telling the world about what you read. Here are some ways to join the conversation:

  • Ask questions on Twitter during our office hours on Thursday, June 18 from 11am – 12pm Pacific. Tweet your questions to @Bookshare or follow along using the hashtag #TurnUp4Books.
  • Join a Bookshare and GreatSchools Twitter chat when we discuss how to keep summer reading skills sharp on Wednesday, June 24 from 9am – 10am Pacific. Follow @UnderstoodChat and the hashtag #ldchat for more information.
  • Count down to the start of the challenge with us on Facebook and Twitter
  • Sign up for weekly e-mail updates to stay informed

So grab your favorite reading device, find a comfortable spot, and dive in to a juicy book. Where will the books take you this summer?

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