Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. - Mason Cooley
Providing children with books allows them to learn about the world from the comfort of home, teaches them about empathy, and provides them with the opportunity to use skills gained throughout the school year. Reading has an endless list of benefits.
We recognize that this summer may provide challenges in getting books. In order to support families, Wallingford Public Schools and Wallingford Public Librarians have created a website with virtual resources. This website is filled with tutorials, book lists, and collections of free digital books. This year’s program is a state wide theme Tails & Tales. Registration begins on June 1st. To register, click here. www.wallingfordlibrary.org/summer-reading/ Once registered, students can track their progress online. To complete the program and earn a prize drawing entry, read 600 minutes this summer. If you finish early, keep going! By reading 1200 minutes before August 21st, you will earn a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes. If families prefer paper copies, they are available at the Wallingford Public Library. Please read this letter for all of the details on the Summer Reading program for students K-6!
Middle and High School
*Incoming sixth graders have the option to participate in both the elementary and middle school programs.
This year, the Wallingford Public Library is offering a summer reading program for teens to motivate and provide resources to support students and families in reading throughout the summer. This year’s program is:
Tell Your Tale: You Do You ~ The best way to tell your tale is if you do you. This summer students can explore everything it means to be themselves. This teen summer program will encourage students to explore the interests that make them unique and let them tell the world their tale. Prize entries will be earned when they Read, Create, Play, Explore, or Tell Us Who You Are. Open to all students entering grades 6-12, Tell Your Tale: You Do You will run between July 1st- August 21st. Registration begins June 1st. For full information or to register, please visit walpublib.org/3eImSSd. If you have any questions please contact Kayleigh Sprague, Head of Teen Services at the Wallingford Public Library at email@example.com
Summer Reading Letter for middle and high school students