This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" through the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). Students of all ages can go to MeL.org to find eBooks and articles to read, conduct research, prepare for tests or maintain/improve basic skills.
MeL provides all Michigan residents free access to quality, vetted subscription databases that can be used all year. Resources are available 24/7 and are mobile compatible. Check out a few short videos highlighting their resources for summer use on the MeL YouTube channel playlist "Summer Slide Videos from our Partners".
Within MeL, you can find quality resources and weblinks organized into convenient portals. For children from birth to 5th grade, MeL Kids has four centers that will help support and build basic skills such as reading and math. For the older students in grades 6 through 12, MeL Teens offers a wealth of resources to not only maintain and build basic skills, but also improve research skills and help students prepare for life after high school with college or career information. You can easily access the subscription databases in the Homework Help sections of these portals, or simply go to the A to Z database list.
This summer, stop by your local public library for programming and learning opportunities. But don't forget to also use some of the Michigan eLibrary's popular K-12 databases HERE. Dive into MeL to help slow down the summer slide and "Build a Better World"!