With the extended absence from the school building, it is more important than ever to READ this summer.  While we don't know yet when county libraries will open, ebooks and audiobooks are available--this is a great time to try this if you haven't ventured here before now.  I know nothing replaces that actual book, but it is convenient to be able to pull it up on your phone (or any device).

Plus, we will be offering a summer checkout!  Look for information around the beginning of June on how to get books from our school library.

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The St. Charles County library is still offering a summer reading challenge.  It runs June 1-August 8, and the theme is Imagine Your Story.  Prizes will be awarded and book mark contests will still happen.  Visit the St. Charles County Summer Reading Challenge.

Looking for something to read?  Go to the state awards tab for next year's nominees and get a head start on them!

Or, read one of these.  They were the top 10 books checked out from HMS Learning Commons in 2019-20.

1.  Long Way Down
2.  Orbiting Jupiter
3.  To Catch a Killer
4.  Greetings from Witness Protection
5.  Forget Me Not
6.  Refugee
7.  Projekt 1065
8.  Hideout
9.  Click'd
10. Zero Day

Resources: (click on links below)
HMS Catalog of e-books & audio-books (students must log in to catalog to access)

Hint: Search "summer reading" on the web and discover more Summer Reading opportunities.

ALL reading counts! print, e-books, audio-books
Do I have to read fiction?
Nope - nonfiction is just as good!
Do I have to choose books from a particular list?
Nope - read anything you want.
What if I can't think of books to read?
Check out the State Award Nominee tab or
these links to some great reading suggestions:
--The Top 100 Greatest Books for Kids (Scholastic)
--Guy's Read (Jon Scieszka)
--Teen Top Ten for Young Adults (Young Adult Library Services Association)
--Fantastic Fiction

Reasons to SUMMER READ:

  1. Avoid "Summer Reading Loss."
  2. Become a stronger reader.
  3. Earn extra credit points in ELA for next school year.
  4. To go on your own adventures wherever you want to go.

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