The mission of the Quaker Valley School District is to engage and inspire the hearts and minds of every learner every day. It is our shared vision to become a thriving community of learners in an environment that embraces a culture of thinking. Within this culture of thinking, reading is expected, valued and celebrated.
During the school year, our curriculum provides opportunities for students to build their critical reading skills and develop an appreciation for reading. Summer is a time for students to continue to build upon that foundation. Whether students are reading a book, magazine, newspaper, or graphic novel, research shows that leisure reading can contribute to many important practices such as supporting reading comprehension, increasing vocabulary development, and creating self-confidence and positive attitudes towards reading.
Allowing children and young adults to select their own reading material is an effective way to encourage reading, especially in the summer months. Therefore, our approach to summer reading supports student choice and opportunities for students to engage in meaningful discussions with their peers. We encourage parents and students to use the resources provided below to explore different ways to participate in reading activities during the summer months.
Sewickley Library Summer Reading Program
June 7 - August 7, 2021
Log your time spent reading during this 8-week program to have a chance to win great prizes! The more you log, the more chances you have to win weekly prizes and incentives. You can also win one of our grand prizes at the end of the program. Sewickley Library has activities, crafts and programs to keep the fun going all summer long.
- Reading Rockets book lists by themes
- Association of Library Services to Children Notable Children's Books 2021
- NY Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 2020
- PSLA Young Reader's Choice Awards (current list and past winners)
- American Library Association Recommended Reading
- Common Sense Media Summer Reading List
Young Adult / Adult: Grades 6 - Adult