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  • Summer reading is critical, not only for helping children maintain learning while school is out, but also for fostering social-emotional development, discovering the joy of stories, and elevating the importance of lifelong learning. When it comes to encouraging summer reading, we know that when children choose, they read! Children agree “My favorite books are the ones that I have picked out myself.” We encourage you to read books you love, even if they do not appear on a reading list!


    RCSS K-5 Reading List

    RCSS 6-12 Reading List




    PLAY Card

    The PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) Card is brought to you through a collaboration between the Richmond County School System (RCSS), Georgia Library PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services), and the Augusta Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS). RCSS students will receive a free digital library card that offers access to public library materials and online resources to support their educational success. Click here for information about the PLAY Card and instructions for setting up your student's Play Card account.