Susquehanna Valley

cartoon sun reading a book"SV Resolves to Read!"

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students,

Your child is invited to take part in a reading program sponsored by the Susquehanna Valley Library Department. We will be offering rewards to students who participate.
Many studies have shown that students can lose reading skills over the two-month summer break. Some parents spend large sums to enroll their children into special summer courses to prevent this “summer slide.” But one of the very best things you can do to prevent reading loss is FREE. What is it? Simply have your child:
R E A D 20 Minutes Every Day!

Daily reading not only helps students to retain what they have learned over the school year; it has so many other benefits as well including an increased vocabulary and better writing skills. Reading for twenty minutes a day translates to smarter students and higher academic performance.
More information about the "SV Resolves to Read" Summer Reading Program can be found below.
SV Librarians & Library Clerks

"Program Guidelines"

1. Set a summer reading goal. We recommend that all students aim for at least 20 minutes a day. Check with your teacher to see if they think you could do even more!

2.  Record your reading goal on the calendar that was sent home with your child. Use the calendar to keep track of your reading minutes. (Hold on to this; it will be your entry form in September) 

3. It is okay for younger students to meet their goal by having someone read to them.
Need a new calendar? Summer Reading Calendar.pdf


Reward levels are calculated on the highest goal of 1,480 minutes of reading (74 days X 20)

500 minutes
 "SV Resolves to Read 2021" 
 Pinback Button

 First in a series of
 SV reading buttons
front and back of a pinback button with a cartoon sun and "SV Resolves to Read! SUMMER 2021" 
1000 minutes

Pinback Button
Free Paperback Book

clipart books
1400 minutes

Pinback Button +
Free Paperback Book +
One entry into a drawing
to win a special gift basket
containing a Barnes & Noble Gift certificate & other prizes.

clipart raffle tickets 

"Other Reward Programs"
Earn more reading rewards by taking part in these additional summer programs. Warning: please read the directions to the programs closely and be careful when giving out personal information about your child or family.

1. Broome County Public Library Children's Summer Reading Program "Tales and Tails"  (K - 12)

2. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading (1 - 6)

3. Pizza Hut "Camp Book It" (PK - 6)

4. NYS Senate Summer Reading Program (PK - 6)

"Need Reading Materials?"

Picture of children reading at campground with the words, "Capstone+Buncee Virtual Summer Camp Adventure"
1. Free eBooks at the “Buncee Virtual Summer Camp Adventure” website. Different themes every week including Sports, Scary, and Zoo Tales. Plus there are links to free online activities.

 Link to Week 1 & 2:
screen shot of Buncee Virutal Summer Camp Week 1 Fairy tales

Link to Week 3 & 4: of Buncee virutal summer camp week 2 sports tales

Link to Week 5 & 6: shot of Virtual Camp Adventure Scary Tales

Link to Week 7 & 8: shot of Buncee Virtual Camp Pet Tales

Link to Week 9 & 10:

Link to Week 10 & 11:
Buncee animal tales

      Book doing a cartwheel plus the words, "TumbleBook Library" Brookside Link

Book doing a cartwheel plus the words, "TumbleBook Library"Donnelly Link   

2. Free eBooks through the school’s TumbleBook Account. Click on the icon above to access. Passwords at

Flying character with "Sora the student reading app"
3. Free eBooks through the school’s Sora (Overdrive) account. Click on the icon above to access. 

User Name: First letter of your first name + First five letters of your last name + Last two digits of your student ID/lunch number (example: pwestg37) 
Password: All six numbers of your student ID/lunch number

Child reading "Scholastic BookFLIX"                                                           Brookside Link

Child reading "Scholastic BookFLIX"
                                                            Donnelly Link

4. Free eBooks through the school’s BookFlix account. Click on icon above to access. Passwords at

Cartoon owl "LIBRARY WEBPAGE for Brookside & Donnelly Elementary Schools"
5. Free Databases. Read about animals, history, scientific discoveries, dinosaurs, cars, and more through the school's informational databases. Click on link above to access. Passwords at

These are pictures of the databases. Click on the Owl above to access them.

pictures from school webpage databases

6. Free print books available from your local public libraries.

7. Inexpensive print books available from thrift stores and garage sales

8. If you absolutely, totally have no access to reading material, please contact Ms. Westgate, HS Librarian, and she will find you some books to read. email her at [email protected]

Susquehanna Valley Central School District - 1040 Conklin Rd. Conklin, New York 13748 - (607) 775-0170

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