Summer Reading by Grade Level
Library Opening Hours - Summer
The Collegiate School Library will be open this summer:
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (starting June 10)
Come, see us, and find some great summer reads!
Lower School Summer Reading
Why Summer Reading?
Dear Parents of Lower School Readers,
Summer is a time for relaxation, rejuvenation, reminding ourselves what we’re like when we’re not pushing ourselves to the very limits of time, energy, and emotion. Understanding this as a parent was key for me in the raising of my own children. We all need to “chill.”
But I must say that one of the very best ways to chill with young children is to read with them. Reading with children is a joy. Learning new stories, new facts, new authors and new characters is a lifelong pleasure. When a family reads (or listens to a recorded book) together, they build a “library of experiences” that they can continue to talk about. How many times have I talked with my own children about The Boy Who Cried “Wolf!” or The Giver?
We want your children to begin to experience this lifelong pleasure now. We have been inspired by The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller, to help your children become “wild readers” – readers who always have a book in hand or in the backpack so they can read anytime. Wild readers read widely; they choose books by their own and their friends’ interests; they talk about the books they read; they close a books they don’t like and choose a new one they might.
The Lower School faculty needs your help to nurture wild reading during the summer. To learn more about wild reading, check out this site: http://bookwhisperer.com/books/reading-in-the-wild/
And enjoy as many books as possible this summer!
Elizabeth C. Rightmyer, Ed. D.
Head of Lower School and Wild Reader