Summer Reading Photo by Richard Roberts © 2013
- Summer Reading Program at Arlington Public Library
- Suggested Reading
- High School Summer Reading
Read 5 Books – Bronze Medal!
Prize: Choice of Pens, Chipotle Meal Card, plus Virtual Raffle Entry
Friends of the Library donate $1 to the Library of Petit-Goave, Haiti
Read 10 Books – Silver Medal!
Prize: Virtual Raffle Entry
Read 15 Books – Gold Medal!
Prize: Virtual Raffle Entry
Have a library card? If not, don’t worry! They’re FREE and easy to get. Just use this application.
- Download e-books and e-audiobooks to your tablet or phone from Kenmore’s library or Arlington Public Library.
Download 2 free eAudio books every week this summer through Sync!
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ and it runs from May 5th – August 17th 2016.
Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console. You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on.
Suggested Reading Lists
- Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens – a local group of professionals who create a list of the best new books each year.
- Young Adults’ Choices Reading List – from the International Reading Association showcasing middle and high school books.
- The Horn Book Summer Reading List for 2016 – middle school fiction and non-fiction
High School Summer Reading
- Wakefield High School Welcome to Wakefield High School. We hope you are ready to begin an exciting and rigorous year. Part of keeping your mind sharp and your curiosity honed is to read for pleasure this summer. Enjoy what you read. Specific summer assignments are not required. However, rising 9th graders can do an extra credit assignment. Check out the cool summer reading website that the Wakefield Librarians have created! See you in September.
You are encouraged to continue to read throughout the summer. Read for enjoyment and read for information. Include books, magazines, and newspapers among your daily reading. Check your school library and local public library for reading lists of book appropriate for your age and interests. There is required reading during the summer to ensure you are ready for your freshman English class in September.
The faculty and the administration know that reading is important for success in high school and beyond. Yorktown’s homework during vacation policies reflect faculty awareness that students look forward to a break from regularly assigned academic work, and are often involved in other types of enrichment activities, which we support and encourage. With this in mind, summer assignments will not be required. The Yorktown English Department suggests that you review a previous year’s required reading for some suggestions as to what may be covered in the first weeks of the new school year. All of us at Yorktown wish you a happy summer!