A Message from the Librarian about Summer Reading
All students are encouraged to continue to read over the summer. Summer's more relaxed days are perfect for enjoying a beautiful picture book, lilting poetry, an exciting adventure, a spooky mystery, fascinating history, or an absorbing biography.
Students entering grades one through four are encouraged to read a variety of books throughout the summer. Some suggestions are provided below, but we encourage families to help their children make varied choices, to make time to read, and to read aloud together. While buying and owning books is wonderful, do not forget the rich and varied selections available at our public libraries. Students may apply for their own library cards; it requires only an adult to present a valid ID for the child to get a card. Students will bring home summer reading journals in which they can record the books they read this summer. We will share our favorites on our return to school in the fall.
Students entering grades five through eight have summer reading requirements which must be completed and submitted on our return to school in the fall. Please click on the applicable links below to access details about the requirements, a form for the assignment, and the reading lists.
For all Upper Schoolers - Faculty-Sponsored Book Option: Teachers have selected books to “sponsor” and are designing an activity meant to be completed during the assembly period on our first Wednesday of school. Students in grades 5-8 who are choosing to participate should review the list of sponsored books for their grade level and make a selection. (Students who elect to choose their own "third" book will be given a separate assignment to complete while the faculty book groups meet.)