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Babylon Schools Summer Reading Program

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy a beautiful sunny day or cool (perhaps air conditioned) summer evening than relaxing with a great book!  The summer months provide the perfect opportunity to extend and enrich your child’s reading experiences.  The goal of any summer reading program is to encourage students to become lifelong readers while exposing them to different types of authors, characters, and genres.  Summer reading is also the perfect opportunity for families to visit local libraries and book stores.  

With that in mind our Babylon school librarians and reading teachers have teamed up with their colleagues from the Babylon Public Library to offer our K – 6 students every opportunity to get involved and have fun while reading summer selections. 

This year’s summer theme is “Build a Better World”.  Mrs. Burke from the Babylon Public Library visited our K – 5 students to kick off the summer theme and to encourage students to get involved.  Registration for the summer reading club began on June 10th so hustle on down to make sure you get registered!  Don’t forget to bring your child’s Babylon library card.  The official kick off will take place on Monday, June 28th at 3:00pm at the Public Library.  That’s when the fun begins!  Children will learn about the many incentives associated with the summer program.  

Mrs. Lindeman from the Babylon Memorial Grade School has also been busy.  Make sure to visit her site at Mrs. Lindeman’s Library for her awesome suggested Reading Lists and her annual Reading Blog where students have the opportunity to read and talk about summer books with Mrs. Lindeman!

Mrs. O’Hara, our Junior / Senior High School librarian visited our sixth graders at the grade school to talk to them about life as seventh graders in the Babylon Junior / Senior High School Library.  Mrs. O’Hara also spoke about the Junior Senior High School’s Summer Reading Program as well as the Babylon Public Library’s Young Adult Summer Reading Club.  For more information on all of these resources please see our links below. 

Finally, as parents and family members, we too should be enjoying a good book and presenting ourselves as lifelong reading role models.  So here are a few links to adult summer reading lists.

12 New Books We’re Reading This Summer (and 6 Not So New

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading List

For Your Kindle

As always, we wish you and your family a well-rested and enjoyable summer vacation spent with a good book by your side!

Sincerely,

Daniel D’Amico

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

 

Additional Summer Reading Links

Monday, October 23, 2017