Independent reading leads to an increased volume of reading. The more one reads, the better one reads. The more one reads, the more knowledge of words and language one acquires. The more one reads, the more fluent one becomes as a reader. The more one reads, the easier it becomes to sustain the mental effort necessary to comprehend complex texts. The more one reads, the more one learns about the people and happenings of our world. This increased volume of reading is essential (Allington, 2014).


    Looking for a reading challenge this year? Check out this BINGO card for inspiration. Let the library know what you have been reading by filling out this form.

    For every BINGO, we will add your name to our end of the year drawing for a Powell's gift card!

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  • Wondering what to read? Below are some suggestions to get you started.


    soraSORA - PPS subscription to 550+ ebooks and audio books, which change periodically. No checkout required, can be used by any number of patrons at one time, and available on any device. Use link above or download the app. Once downloaded open the app. Click “I have a setup code” at the bottom and type “ppsor” in the box. Click “Get Started” and then click on “Sign in using Portland School District 1J”. Click on google sign in – students and instructional staff log in using their PPS email (must include @student.pps.net / @pps.net )


    TeenBookCloud– fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audio books


    Multnomah County Library Digital Collection: access to audio books, ebooks, movies, databases. Check out all the things you can do with your library card remotely including Always Available Audiobooks.

    If you don’t have an MCL card, you can get one instantly during the Covid Crisis.