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GHS Library News - June 2020 / Summer Reading Edition

Summer Reading Assignments @GHS

There are special summer reading assignments found under the Summer Assignments tab for:

  • Grade 10 AP English Language and Composition
  • Grades 11 & 12 AP English Language and Composition
  • Grade 12 AP Literature and Composition
  • Grades 9, 10, & 11 Innovation Lab
  • Shapers of the World
  • AP United States History
  • ELL

For students taking English classes not identified above, click HERE for the summer reading assignment.

Accessing Books: With many libraries closed, check out this Summer Reading Information Sheet put together by your friendly GHS librarians. It details how to access ebooks and audiobooks through both town libraries and the GHS Library, as well as provides information on how to pick up books and DVDs at Greenwich, Cos Cob, Byram, and Perrot libraries this summer using no contact pick-up.

Greenwich Library's 2020 Teen Summer Reading Program

Middle school and high school students can register online until August 14 for Greenwich Library's 2020 Teen Summer Reading Program. Registered students have the opportunity to win gift cards or a Kindle Fire for completing certain challenges and reading at least 1600 pages this summer.
Junior Book Awards GHS 2020

GHS Faculty/Staff Virtual Book Club

The GHS/Faculty Staff Virtual Book Club had three great meetings before the end of school, reading and discussing Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchatt, Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld, and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.

Due to popular demand, the virtual book club will continue through the summer months so if you have't had the opportunity to join the discussion yet but would like to, please join us this summer. If you would like to join us, please email Alexandra Stevens ( to be included in the virtual book club e-mails.

On Friday, June 26, we will meet at 4:00 pm to discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. "This slim, perceptive novel packs more sentiment and pain into its unsparingly honest and forthright prose than novels two and three times as long. Strout ... has always awed us with her ability to put into words the mysterious and ungathomable ways in which people cherish each other." - Chicago Tribune

Greenwich Library has a total of 20 ebook and audiobook versions available for check-out. And with Greenwich libraries starting no contact pick-up on June 15, print copies will be available as well!

Greenwich Reads Together Update

We are looking forward to finding out what the GRT 2020 book will be. Keep an eye out for the annoucement later this summer from!

GHS Faculty and Staff Recommendations!

Check out these 15 favorites from GHS faculty and staff. You'll find books of all genres, levels, and lengths - there's something for everyone!

Food for Thought

2020 Senior Interviews with Jojo Moses and Lucy Stefani - a great look at the memories and advice of some members of the GHS senior class

GHS choral seniors sing "Something is Holding Me Here" for the virtual graduation ceremony, beautiful!

Excellent interview of television writer, producer, and author Jenny Lee, conducted by GHS sophomores Emma Goddard and Eva Marder for Greenwich Library. Ms. Lee's new book, Anna K.: A Love Story, is set in part in Greenwich!

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