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District officials and community partners enjoyed this summer’s Read On myON Super Hero Bash as much as the students did!

myON Super Hero Bash celebrates district super readers

September 25, 2015

In collaboration with HCPS, several nonprofit organizations including Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, United Way Suncoast, BOCC Head Start, Tampa Housing Authority, and the Early Learning Coalition, launched the “Read on myON Project”.  The community-wide literacy program began in February 2012 as a project with an ambitious goal – to raise literacy in Hillsborough by providing full access to myON’s personalized literacy environment for every child in the county from birth to eighth grade.  Since its launch, Hillsborough County children have read over 6.6 million books and spent more than 200 years reading.

The community agencies mentioned above serve children and families to create programs that help encourage health, education and wellness for the entire population of Hillsborough County. The main goal of the Read on myON Project is to provide each child equitable access to the largest collection of enhanced digital books to encourage reading, increase literacy rates, and promote reading throughout the community.  During the summer of 2015, myON was widely utilized in a variety of projects throughout Hillsborough County that increased the overall summer usage greatly.  The overall numbers for June and July 2015 speak for themselves:

 

Total Books Browsed: 438,857

+19,004 more books browsed from the summer before

Total Books Finished: 265, 512

+66,589 more books read than the summer before

Total hours spent reading: 40,434

+4,739 hours increase in hours spent reading

 

In celebration of the amazing number of books that were browsed and the students who participated, the myON 2015 Super Hero Bash was hosted at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa. Students, parents, District and Community Partners had a great time at the Bash; the data was extremely positive, but it was the smiles on the children’s faces that provided the greatest reward to everyone in attendance.

Please take a moment to view the photos in the Flickr album below which were provided by Sharie Fabregas, Director of Senior Services for Tampa Jewish Family Services, and one of the amazing volunteers from the United Way HandsOn Suncoast.  To find out more about myON, visit their website at http://thefutureinreading.myon.com/.  

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