2021 Shepaug Summer Reading

Information for Students in Grades 6 - 12

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Summer Reading Expectations

Here are the summer reading assignments for all incoming students in grades 6 through 12:

  • Read one book from this list: 2021 Summer Reading Selections
    Be prepared to discuss your selected book with a faculty or staff member and your peers in a September advisory.

  • Read a second book of your choice. Explore! Try a new genre! Challenge yourself or just escape into a comfortable classic. Find recommendations by clicking on the blue button below. And don't forget that eBooks and audiobooks are available on Overdrive!

  • When we return to school, students will be asked to connect their free-choice summer reading to one of the Shepaug Learner Outcomes (Core Values and Guiding Beliefs). Textual evidence will be required to support your connection, so you may want to take brief notes as you read. The book and your notes may be used as you craft your response in class.

    The Shepaug Learner Outcomes are as follows: Engaging in the Creative Process, Solving Problems, Defending Conclusions and Judgments, and Answering a Call to Citizenship.
Take me to some book recommendations!

Discover your next favorite book here!

Explore digital books on Overdrive!

Shepaug Valley School Library offers a collection of audiobooks and eBooks through Overdrive. Why not find an audiobook or two that you can enjoy as a family?

Click here for Overdrive download instructions.

Note: Students can log into Overdrive using their student ID numbers. If you experience any technical difficulties, please email Joan Temple or Adrienne Pelletier for assistance:



Try SYNC Audiobooks for Teens!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running April 29 - August 4, 2021, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week. Titles are available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.

For more information and download information, click here.

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Check out the programs and borrowing opportunities available at our public libraries this summer!

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better." ~Sidney Sheldon

For more info...

Region 12 summer reading is a collaborative program sponsored by the Region 12 library team and the SVS Language Arts Department.