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Summer Reading Program Offers Thousands of Free Books to Georgia Kids

Last year, children in 134 counties spent 927,344 minutes reading 66,614 books. The organization wants to break that record this year.

Get Georgia Reading!

This summer, kids can access thousands of free books from your smart phone, tablet, or computer – 24 hours a day through Aug. 31. Even better? It’s full of 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 part of the Get Georgia Reading program which encourages students around the state to read all summer along.

Last year, children in 134 counties spent 927,344 minutes reading 66,614 books, according to the Get Georgia Reading website. This year, they’re aiming to break the record by hitting 1 million minutes and 70,000 books in 159 counties in 2019.

Getting started is quick and easy!

  1. Register at renaissance.com/getgeorgiareading.
  2. After you register, you will receive your username and password via email.
  3. Log in at myON.com/login/index.html and enter your log-in information
    School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select your school from the drop-down menu.)
    Username: provided in your login email
    Password: provided in your login email
  4. Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!

Check out some additional tips including recommended system requirements and guidelines on searching for books. Watch the how-to video on accessing and reading books.

Last year, Gwinnett County earned the top spot by reading 9,376 books. Fulton County finished in second with 6,539 books, and Laurens County took third with 5,255 books read. Here’s how the top 10 in the state rounded out:

  • Bibb County: 4,498
  • Dekalb County: 4,319
  • Whitfield County: 2,933
  • Carroll County: 2,751
  • Coffee County: 2,615
  • Clarke County: 2,367
  • Cherokee County: 2,295

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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