Summer Reading


This summer, we have one simple summer reading message for our students – we want you to read at least 15 minutes a day, every day.  Books, eBooks, graphic novels, audio books, comics, magazines, newspapers – they all count! To help our students with this charge, we have had our students create their own summer reading lists. We also created a link on the front page of the Derby website ( to access all of the resources we have for summer reading, including a link to reprint a summer reading log if they lose one ( . When your student returns in the fall, we would like them to bring in their signed reading log. On Wednesday, September 14th, we will have an End of Summer Reading Celebration complete with beach towels, cool treats and good times talking about our reading adventures.

To help you – we have added some of the lists we have on the summer reading website found on the Derby website. On the back of this sheet are instructions on how to access the Baker & Taylor eBook account that is attached to the Terry Library. We have also included an optional Bingo game for your student and one for you as well ~ because reading should be fun for everyone! If your student gets a Bingo, we have asked them to bring in the sheet to receive a bookmark.

We hope you all have a great summer – and happy reading!!!!    – The Terry Library Staff

If you would like some ideas about what books your child may want to read – please look at the following links! – Bookopolis is similar to GoodReads and caters to students. Rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders have classroom accounts. Anyone can create an account and there are multiple lists and Quests to help you find the ‘just right’ book!  – For you Pinterest fanatics out there, here is a page of over 350 pins curated by Mrs. Fish and Mrs. Depin! – Over 20 lists of award winning books recommended by the American Library Association, a professional organization for librarians. – Complete list of Caldecott Medal winners (illustrations). – A list of thirty nine lists containing recommended books for youth and children.  – Scholastic’s summer reading lists for children in grades PreK-12. – Children’s librarians’ list for this summer.   – Summer reading suggestions from the New York Libraries.

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