iRead iCreate iShare


iRead iCreate iShare is a reading incentive program for everyone! It's a partnership between the Forsyth County Public Library and Forsyth County Schools. Anyone of any age who lives or works in Forsyth County or holds a Forsyth County Public Library card can participate.

What is a book trailer?

A book trailer is the book equivalent of a movie trailer. It's a short advertisement that sells the book to others.

Can I see some examples of book trailers?

Here's one example for the book Dragonsong. This is made by a South Forsyth Middle School student.
Here's an example created by a student at Whitlow Elementary School for the book Appelemando's Dreams.
Here's an example created by a student at Whitlow Elementary School for the book Marley and the Kittens.

For other examples see the Getting Started page.

How does this work?

The way it works is: you READ a book, any book you choose, and then CREATE a book trailer to "advertise" the book. Next, SHARE the book trailer by posting it online. Then fill out the form to submit your book trailer to iRead iCreate iShare. Members of the staff at the Forsyth County Public Library and media specialists from Forsyth County Schools will review the submissions and add to the growing collection of book trailers.

The FCPL along with the Forsyth County Instructional Technology department is planning a celebration for everyone who has participated in the iRead iCreate iShare project.

How do I make a book trailer?

Here's one set of directions for making a movie trailer using Windows Movie Maker, software available on computers with the Windows Operating System.
Here are directions on using iMovie on Mac computers.

Looking for your next book to read?

Georgia launched the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge to combat summer loss in student reading ability. The Lexile “Find a Book” website can help identify books that students are interested in and are able to read. This tool can be found at www.Lexile.com/fab/GA. Information about the Georgia Department of Education’s Summer Reading Challenge initiative can be found at: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia-Summer-Reading-Challenge.aspx