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PSJA librarians launch new challenge to encourage summer reading

PSJA ISD Summer Reads Challenge

With exciting challenges, present-day themes and fun prizes, a group of PSJA ISD librarians are inviting all students to join their summer-long reading adventure challenge.

The librarians created their PSJA Summer Reads: Reading without Borders program with the hopes of providing students dozens of exciting learning and reading opportunities.

"We commend the work of our librarians for helping us improve literacy and increase efforts to support students," said Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. "With this work, we are supporting the whole child and their families."

Students are able to take part in virtual book clubs, begin their Battle of the Books readings, take reading breaks at a virtual cafe, find Manga, Anime and graphic novels, participate in art contests, take virtual trips, do arts & crafts and learn about “Woke” reading, which encourages individuals to challenge the social norm as well as provide information about those who have been unrepresented and oppressed. 

“Nine of our dynamic librarians worked laboriously to do research, find educational links and develop amazing activities for our PSJA students this summer,” said PSJA Library Services Director Nora Galvan. “We are very excited to see how our students allow their creativity to run wild and participate throughout the summer.”

Students who would like to participate in the challenge can visit www.psjaisd.us/SummerReads for more information, as well as the PSJA Library Services page on Facebook for updates and details about all the challenges. 

“We invite all our PSJA Family to take the reading challenge and step up to a major role in this 21st Century learning summer quest,” Galvan said.