- April 22, 2016
Summer reading in Georgia starts...now! Free access to tons of books, spanning genres, languages, audience age ranges you can access 24 hours a day – every day – through Aug. 31.
You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.
Ready, Set, Read
During 2015, kids throughout the state read 103,636 books and spent 60,719 hours reading from mid-April through August.
“This year, we’re challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 200,000 books and spending over 100,000 hours reading,” said Get Georgia Reading Campaign Director Arianne Weldon. “We want you to light up your community on our heat map.”
Here’s how you can get reading, right now:
To login, go to myON.com and click the red Log in now button.
Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Note: Do not cut and paste. Start typing "Get Georgia" and select the school from the drop down menu when it appears.
Click the Sign in button, select a book, and start reading.
For more information, visit Get Georgia Reading.
Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL
The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!