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DIVE INTO SUMMER READING: CONNECT THROUGH READING

A TREASURE TROVE OF RESOURCES FOR TOWN FAMILIES

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Book Riot: Best Summer Reading Programs for Kids and Teens
A cornucopia of summer reading programs and challenges from publishers and libraries. Students can participate from home. 

New York Public Library Summer Reading Programs
Reading lists, book clubs, reading progress charts, awards, programming!

Queens Public Library Summer Reading Programs
Reading lists, book clubs, reading progress charts, awards, programming!

The 11th Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest
Between June 12th and August 21st, middle and high school students submit essays that answer the following questions: "What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?” Judges from the NYT newsroom pick favorite responses and publish them. (Please note: Town provides free online subscriptions to the NYT for US students.)

FAMILY READ-ALOUDS

Family Read-Alouds

Sharing a read-aloud is a wonderful way to spend quality family time, and build a culture of literature in your home. This list focuses on engaging, high-quality literature with universal themes that can appeal to varied interests and ages.

BOOK CLUBS

Book Clubs: General Information
Book clubs are a great way for students to connect with others and share reading interests during the summer. Here are some resources for how to organize, run, and choose books for a successful experience:

Ideas from Parent-Run Book Clubs at Town
Between 2005-2010, several Town parents ran home-based book clubs for students in their child's grade. They kindly shared some guidelines for running the clubs, and lists of book read:

Discussion Questions
Here are some sources for discussion questions for book clubs. Feel free to customize questions to your particular group: