Lower School Library
Summer Reading 2017
If your child would like to check out books for the whole summer, you may do so together starting Monday, June 5.
The library will be open for checkout Monday - Thursday
before school from 8:20 - 8:35 a.m. and after school from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Adults should accompany their children in the library, so that you may help select how many and which books to check out. (Remember to bring a bag or two if you'll be hauling home stacks of books!) Books will be due at the end of the first week of school in August.
Questions? Feel free to stop by, call, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy summer reading!
Check out the summer reading recs below!
Rising Forest & Mountain students!
A small group of dedicated 4th years worked through three lunch recesses this week to bring you the 2017-18 Forest & Mountain Reader's Choice Award nominees! We started this book award last year and are looking forward to another great reading year! Click the link below for more information and to see the list of books.
Summer reading at your local library!
- Orange County Library's kickoff party for their Build a Better World Summer Reading Program is this Saturday, June 3 at 9am at Hillsborough's Riverwalk.
- Wake County Libraries are celebrating the start of summer reading at all of their branches across the county this Saturday, June 3.
- Chapel Hill Public Library will host their Summer Blast Kickoff Party on Friday, June 9 from 2 - 6pm at the library.
- Durham County Library will kick off their Build a Better World Summer Reading program at their Book Sale on Saturday, June 17 at Northgate Mall from 10am - 4pm.
More summer reading resources...
- Association for Library Service to Children Summer Reading Lists 2017
- The Horn Book 2017 Summer Reading Recommendations
- Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books for Summer 2017
- Bookopolis 2nd Grade Summer Reading Picks 2017
- Bookopolis 3rd Grade Summer Reading Picks 2017
- Bookopolis 4th Grade Summer Reading Picks 2017
Share your reading!
They also remind me that we grow and learn best when we get to choose what interests us and what to read. While I can heap loads of reading lists upon you (like I did), your children's best resource for what to read next is within themselves. Here are a few questions I like to ask to get them thinking about what that might be --
- What kind of book are you interested in next? A story or something true? A picture book, a chapter book, a graphic novel...?
- What are you in the mood for? Something funny, scary, adventurous...?
- What would you like to learn more about?
Finally, remember that you can find this newsletter along with a plethora of reading and research resources on the library's website.
Happy summer reading!