Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: A Whole Lot of Fizz BOOM, Sparked Reactions, and Literary Elements

Looking for a List... or Two? Or Three?
Summer reading season at the East Hampton Public Library CT, 2014 edition, officially opens on Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. sharp. We are so prepared to welcome your participation in what promises to be a fun summer filled with great books, a LEGO-themed BIG board game and incentive program for kids; a school-supply incentive program for middle-graders, and yes, an incentive program for high-school and adult readers.

Our LEGO BIG board game, ready to play. Roll the die.
Plot your strategy to get to a construction site! 
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
This summer's programs have more than a little to say about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Check out 2014's suggested summer reading titles compiled for the Connecticut Department of Education by Linda Williams, Connecticut State Library:

Grades K-2 -- Grades 3-4 -- Grades 5-6 -- Grades 7-8 -- Grades 9-12.

You can find downloadable copies of the lists, which include plot summaries and series book recommendations, plus additional information about the Governor's Reading Challenge here.

2015 Nutmeg Award Nominees
Who doesn't know about Nutmeg Books? If by chance you don't, check out the lists of stellar titles nominated by school and public librarians and yes, student representatives.

Grades 2-4 -- Grades 4-6 -- Grades 7-8 -- Grades 9-12

East Hampton High School Summer Reading List
The lone change this year is many of the reading list titles are also available in e-book or e-audio format via OneClickdigital. Students must read one title from the list and another of their own choosing.

Grades 9-10 -- Grades 11-12

For Teens and Adults
Check this blog, the library's Facebook page, our monthly newsletters, in-library book displays, and at the library's front desk for next read suggestions all... summer... long.