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Summer Reading Activities with BadgerLink

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Summer is almost here! BadgerLink resources are here to help you with all your summer reading needs for all ages.


Book Connections from TeachingBooks provides ready-made resources to enrich your summer reading programs for children and teens:

NoveList K-8 suggests summer reading challenges in this article written by Youth Services librarian, Sarah Bean Thompson. Check out ideas like Summer Challenge Bingo for all ages!

Summer Challenge Bingo for all ages
Summer Challenge Bingo for all ages

Incorporating online resources in your summer reading programming? Offering virtual programming that needs virtual resources? Check out these ideas for sharing BadgerLink resources!

Video of Kate DiCamillo reading Because of Winn Dixie
Video of author Kate DiCamillo reading  from her  books
  • Share this video of Kate DiCamillo talking about Because of Winn Dixie from Book Connections. Check out this resource for complete book readings, read-along audiobook performances, video book trailers, and meet-the-author recordings.
  • Make the most of the Tales & Tails CLSP theme with animal facts like this one from Britannica Library, a resource of encyclopedia content specific to children and young adults with games and multimedia.
  • Challenge library users to find a poem about an animal with Poetry and Short Story Reference Center. This resource contains full text, classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and more.