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Summer Reading Program


Stanley Middle School's

Summer Reading Program 2019


Why Read?

Our summer reading program is designed to help our entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade students understand that reading is an enjoyable pastime and that we read for pleasure as well as to acquire information.  It is not a secret that reading skills improve with practice!  Making time in the day or night to read is good for the mind and it is a wonderful way to reduce the noise, stress and stimulation often associated with busy lives in our fast paced world.  It is well known that reading is essential to providing a solid basis for academic achievement.  But most of all, reading is totally fun!

Why Summer Reading Programs Matter from the California Library Association


Rules of the Summer Reading Program:
1.  Fill out a Summer Reading Challenge form and turn it in to your new Core/English teacher in the Fall.       
How many books will you read over the summer?  It is different for everyone.  Parent/adult support is necessary so you can access books.  Check out our wonderful library downtown as well as other libraries, bookstores, online bookstores, electronic books and don't forget to share books with friends! 
2.  You MUST read a MINIMUM of 4 books.
Your personal reading goal may be higher - that's awesome!  Remember, 4 books is the MINIMUM to be invited to the Summer Reading Parties in September. Record your favorite 4 books on the reverse side of the Summer Reading Challenge form and read as often as you can.
3.  Students can read what they want!
Free choice is an important component of this program.  Students are encouraged to read at their appropriate reading level. Not sure?  Talk with your parents to see if a particular book is a good fit for you. There are SO MANY wonderful books out there!  Fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels, ebooks, collections of short stories - all are fine! Read what you like!
4.  Book recommendations?  Of course!  
Check out the Middle School/Young Adult summer reading recommendation list for summer 2019.  This list is a collection of recently published books along with some student and librarian favorites. The book lists from the previous few years are also posted on this web page.  These were new books that were of high interest for middle school readers.  It is just one helpful resource in choosing fun books to read.  For more reading suggestions, visit the library web page "Pick a Great Book!" 
Stanley Wildcats are Readers!  Happy Reading!


If you turn in your Summer Reading Challenge Form to your new Core/English teacher or to the Stanley Library by August 30, 2019, you will be invited to a summer reading party during lunchtime in the MU Room.   Come enjoy an ice cream sundae, gift cards and prizes - it's a blast!  Sept. 9th is the 6th grade party.  Sept. 10th is the 7th/8th grade party.

Happy Summer Reading!

Lafayette Public Library's Summer Reading Program & links to booklists

The Lafayette Library and Leaning Center downtown also hosts a summer reading program.  Yes - it is fine to read and use the same books for MULTIPLE summer reading programs!  


Lafayette Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2019


Barnes and Noble Book Summer Reading Suggestions


Bookopolis Book Suggestions - new releases


Stanley Website - Choose a Great Book!



Summer Reading Challenge 2019 form