Summer Reading!

Summer Reading Photo by Richard Roberts © 2013
Summer Reading Photo by Richard Roberts © 2013


Build a Better World! Arlington Public Library Summer Reading Program

summer reading APL

Register for the APL Summer Reading program here!

Print out the calendar of summer reading events or the bookmark/reading log.

Read 5 Books – Bronze Medal
Prize: Win gel pens & bookmark, plus virtual raffle entry
Friends of the Library donate $1 to UNICEF Inspired Gifts, to purchase school related items for children.

Read 10 Books – Silver Medal
Prize: Win bookmark, plus 2nd virtual raffle entry

Read 15 Books – Gold Medal
Prize: Win a bookmark, plus a third Virtual Raffle Entry

Teen Bonus! Earn extra raffle tickets by attending Summer Reading programs (limit 1/week).

Have a library card? If not, don’t worry! They’re FREE and easy to get. Just use this application.

Arlington Public Library Card


E-books!


Download 2 free eAudio books every week this summer through Sync!

Sync - Audiobooks for Teens

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ and it runs from April 27th – August 16th 2017.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on.


Suggested Reading Lists


High School Summer Reading

  • Stack of library booksWakefield High School Wakefield High SchoolWelcome to Wakefield High School. We hope you are ready to begin an exciting and rigorous year. Part of keeping your mind sharp and your curiosity honed is to read for pleasure this summer.  Enjoy what you read. Specific summer assignments are not required. However, rising 9th graders can do an extra credit assignment. Check out the cool summer reading website that the Wakefield Librarians have created! See you in September.
  • Washington-Lee
    Washington LeeYou are encouraged to continue to read throughout the summer. Read for enjoyment and read for information. Include books, magazines, and newspapers among your daily reading. Check your school library and local public library for reading lists of book appropriate for your age and interests. There is required reading during the summer to ensure you are ready for your freshman English class in September.
  • YorktownYorktown
    The faculty and the administration know that reading is important for success in high school and beyond. Yorktown’s homework during vacation policies reflect faculty awareness that students look forward to a break from regularly assigned academic work, and are often involved in other types of enrichment activities, which we support and encourage. With this in mind, summer assignments will not be required. The Yorktown English Department suggests that you review a previous year’s required reading for some suggestions as to what may be covered in the first weeks of the new school year. All of us at Yorktown wish you a happy summer!