• Research shows that students who read at home daily for at least 20 minutes can increase language development, improve comprehension and critical thinking, develop global empathy, and strengthen family relationships. 

    Columbus City Schools is committed to empowering students to discover their love of reading and improving literacy skills across all grades. Thanks to support from a number of community partnerships, the District is giving PreK - 5 students books and novels to build at-home libraries and create even more access to tools for success in the classroom and their futures.

  • Together We Read CCS Virtual Storytimes

    Whether it’s as a family or alone, reading can lead to growth in and outside of the classroom, and an appreciation of the written word can take students far in life. 

    As we strive to help students nurture and discover their love of reading, we’re excited to launch our #TogetherWeReadCCS virtual storytime. Throughout the year, families are invited to join our guest readers and enjoy stories found in book bundles going home with students each quarter.

  • Our Table by Peter Reynolds - Read by CCS Superintendent Dr. Angela Chapman

  • All Because You Matter - Read by Ms. Debra Johnson (Colerain ES)

  • Amigo - Read by Krista Frost (District Staff)

  • Yo? Yes! - Read by CCS Superintendent Ambassadors

  • Say Something - Read by Board Vice President Christina Vera

  • The Greatest Adventure - Read by Southwood ES Librarian Lisette Bass

  • Binny's Diwali - Read by CCS ESL Staff Member Bhim Basnet

  • Chicken Little - Read by CCS Safety & Security Staff Member Bidea Foster