Scientia Est Potentia
Summer Reading 2020
The summer reading theme for this year is Imagine Your Story. The focus is on fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy. Which is a bit spooky since I didn't know that when I made the Library Link video on fairy tales with Ted as a guest. Feel free to watch that video if you haven't already done so.
Library Link ep4
Normally I'd partner with the public library to offer a fun summer reading program, but I haven't been able to meet with our Highland librarians this year. The public library will be hosting a Summer Reading program, but is still working out the details. However, the dates have been set, and the public library's Summer Reading will run from July 6 to August 1. So keep checking the library's home page so you don't miss out on any of the fun and prizes.
Lake County Public Library Summer Reading
Seniors! Whether you're going to college or to work, now is a good time to read up on the next phase of your life. If you're going to college, reading in your future major will give you a head start, and allow you to show off your knowledge in front of your professors and fellow students.
If you're starting to work, it's never too early to start your professional development. Employers are not funding PD like they used to, and much of the responsibility has shifted to employees. In our information economy the knowledge and skills required to succeed are in constant flux. You've finished high school, but the need to keep learning will only increase in the future. Why not get started now and stay ahead of the competition?
IUN Reading Skills Program
Classes are held live online. Call 800-903-2173 to speak with a program advisor. The link to the high school page is: https://iun.readingclasses.org/hs/
Need Suggestions for Reading?
- Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime
- BBC's Top 100 Books You Need to Read Before You Die
- GoodReads 100 Books To Read Before You Die Shelf
- The Greatest Books: The Best Books
- PBS The Great American Read: Read the 100 List
Of course, lists like those above are highly subjective. However, if you see the same title popping up on multiple lists there's a high probability that it's a title worth taking the time to read. Enjoy!