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MPS Participates in Kids Read Now Summer Reading Program

students selecting books

Mason Public Schools (MPS) is thrilled to announce the return of Kids Read Now (KRN) summer reading program for Summer 2021. All MPS students in grades Young 5s/Kindergarten through grade 4 will receive eight (8) self-selected books mailed to their homes throughout the summer, and an additional ninth writing book that students can self-author. Student will receive these nine (9) books to keep for free.

Mason’s media specialists along with literacy coaches celebrated the end of March is Reading Month by sharing the exciting news with the students and supporting them in making their book selections. Students were able to browse 120 titles and select books from a wide variety of genres, reading levels and interests.

“Literacy is such an important part of a child’s education. Being able to read and write sets our Mason students up for success for the rest of their life,” said Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S., Superintendent of Mason Public Schools. “Not only is it important for schools to support literacy, but it is vital that students are encouraged to read, discuss the books they enjoy and visit the library as often as possible. Mason is excited to utilize the Kids Read Now program to support our students in their reading adventures.”

Books will arrive biweekly in the mail throughout the summer. Parents and guardians are encouraged to read with their children, talk about the books, use the Kids Read Now discovery sheets, and report the completed books through the KRN app or portal. Students who report reading all eight of their books by the end of the summer will receive a certificate and special prize. The first book will be mailed to students on May 17.