Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Reading 2015: Every Hero Has a Story, Unmask! or Escape the Ordinary!

Every Hero Has a Story! What Will Your Story Be?
Summer reading season at the East Hampton Public Library CT, 2015 edition, officially opens on Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. sharp. Join us and welcome a summer filled with great books, a BIG board game and incentive program for kids; a school supply incentive program for middle-grade readers, and yes, an incentive program for high school and adult readers.

Our Board Game
Make your way through a cityscape using a chance roll of the die plus strategy. Move to 'make it' spaces and show what you can do! Small prizes and tickets to a Barnes & Noble gift card giveaway will be awarded along the way with drawing for four $50 Barnes & Noble gift cards scheduled on Saturday, August 15.

Summer Reading Lists
This year, East Hampton Public School students at all levels are invited to consult one consolidated list of recommended summer reading titles compiled for the Connecticut State Department of Education by Linda Williams, Connecticut State Library.

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

Each grade-level list gives plot summaries for featured books, including favorites and classics, plus a list of series titles you might like to read your way through over the summer. You can find copies of the list(s) plus additional information about the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the library or by clicking here.

2016 Nutmeg Book Nominees
Do you know about Nutmeg Books? If you've inadvertently missed this cruise to great summer reads, here's an all aboard pass to a selection of titles nominated by school and public librarians and yes, student readers! And the nominees are:

Elementary 2016 Nominees -- Intermediate 2016 Nominees -- Teen 2016 Nominees -- High School 2016 Nominees

You can find copies of the Nutmeg lists, which include plot summaries, at the library or you can click here.

The Joy of Summer? Read as a Family and Register Today!
Register for the program here then use the site to track your personal success at making reading for pleasure -- and just because you want to -- a part of your summer.

Throughout the summer, we'll be posting here and on our library Facebook page about how to connect to your next great read -- suggested, required, or maybe -- just your choice.

We'll also keep you informed about regarded titles in a different format (e-book and e-audio), all sure to strike your fancy.