When you have finished reading a book as part of the summer reading program, please click on the following link https://forms.gle/sBC8v1DCTVA4UTx68
Complete this simple form for each book that you read to earn tickets to be added to the drawing for summer reading prizes! For every 50 pages you read, a ticket will be entered into the drawing. Earn a bonus ticket by taking a pic of you reading to a sibling, cousin, senior citizen, or even your pet, and share it with Mrs. Thompson.
Students who are required to read for Virtual High School assignments, Advance Placement summer assignments or part of adult education, may use course books as part of your summer reading pages!
What to Read and How
- Read a book (or many books!) with a friend and/or family member and talk about it.
- Bring a book to the beach or family camp and hunker down in a hammock or comfy deck chair.
- Find the books you’ve been given as presents over the years that you haven’t had time to read. Now is the time!
- Read a memoir of a person you’ve long admired or of someone quite unlike yourself.
- If you’re an avid reader of a certain genre, try a new one (maybe you always read historical fiction—branch out to sci-fi or fantasy).
- Read a book of poetry, either a volume by one particular poet you like or a collection that features a number of different poets.
- Read a graphic novel or two…or six! Graphic novels exist for pretty much all genres.
- Set a reading goal for yourself—either pages or a time goal for each day. How many days in a row can you meet your goal?
- Listen to an audio book as you go for a walk, drive, work outside, etc. Check out Maine Info. Net Download Library. Also check out AudiobookSync to get two different audiobooks each week for free all summer long.
- Join a reading challenge on Goodreads.
- Read a book aloud to someone who can’t read well (someone with eyesight issues, or young children, or as part of a library story hour, etc.)
- Read a book and then watch the movie version. Consider which one you like better and why. Or read the book of a movie you have enjoyed and see how they compare. (Even better, get someone else to do this with you so you can talk about it!)
- Choose & read a book using a book selection generator like whichbook.net or the YALSA Teen Book Finder.
- Read a book from the list of 100 most frequently challenged/banned books.
Need Help Finding that Perfect Book? Explore These Resources
- Email Mrs. Thompson for suggestions. If you are a LHS library borrower in good standing, you can check out up to 5 books for the summer (and be entered in a raffle to win prizes for returning your books on time at the end of summer). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble, want a recommendation, or just need some guidance.
- Ask a teacher from any department about their favorite books. Check out the hashtag #rangersread on Instagram to see some pics of teachers and students with their favorite books and if you’re on Insta, follow @greelylibrary. Please share your own post showing you and your summer reading choices with #rangersread.
- Digital Maine Library: The Digital Maine Library provides access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference.
- Banned book list
- Memoirs by Men: https://sites.google.com/view/masculinitybooklist/home
- 21 Books Incoming College Freshman Should Read
- Reading list for teens and young adults from Amazon, which has an appendix in the back with free e-book downloads
- Read Brightly: a list of YA books for 2021, as well as lists which are subgenre-specific (e.g., historical fiction for teens)
- College Board (makers of SAT and AP tests) Recommended Reading List
- 50 books every modern teenager should read
- NPR’s 100 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels
- Backpacker’s 13 Outdoor Books Everyone Should Read
- Great Podcasts You Might Like
- 24 Poetry Books for Teens to Devour
- Looking for e-books and audiobooks on YouTube — there are a ton! Find classics here.
- YALSA Teen Book Finder