finding summer fun


It starts the moment you find the book that speaks to you.  It continues as you read and imagine the story, as you make a movie of it inside your head.  It ends the day after your last day of summer vacation, when you bring your summer lit log to your teacher that first day back to school on August 22.

Summer reading is for rising first, second, third, fourth, and fifth graders.  We encourage family read-aloud sessions, but summer reading is meant to engage independent readers with self-selected books.  AR points earned from June 1 and beyond improve your chances of AR recognition at the close of the 2016-2017 school year.

Need help finding some goodies for summer reading?  Join your most local librarian (Ms. Yusko) at Books & Books in Coral Gables (265 Aragon Ave; 305-442-4408) for Spring Fling for Summer Reading, May 16-21, Monday through Friday from 4:00 till 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.  Free snacks and expert advice are available then.

When you read this summer, log your pages as soon as you finish a book.  Before August 22, read more pages than Ms. Yusko for special recognition and an invitation to our autumn 2016 Book Bounty event -- that’s a day for a field trip tailored to satisfy every Book Bounty participant.  Now, get started!  The sooner you begin, the better your chances of piling up those pages so you can surpass Ms. Yusko’s total.  Enjoy the stories you read -- the new friends you’re making, the new places you’re visiting, the new words you’re tasting, the new problems (and solutions) you’re encountering, the new ideas you’re collecting.  Spread the news -- tell someone about your favorite reading experiences.  Most of all, find summer fun inside those books.     


Summer Book Bounty

Pleasure reading habit

”Those who do not develop the pleasure reading habit simply don’t have a chance -- they will have a very difficult time reading and writing at a level high enough to deal with the demands of today’s world.”    

~ Stephen Krashen, Power of Reading (2nd ed, 2004)