There are three schools of thought on summer reading:
Read the books assigned by the school, no more, no less.
Read everything that interests you, whether it’s comic books, mystery novels, picture books, the whole Harry Potter series for the fifth time, how-to books, or informational books.
Summer reading? Are you kidding? I’m on vacation!
As a children’s librarian and a mother, I have always held to the middle option: read everything that interests you. We advocate, celebrate, and facilitate reading for the sheer joy of it here in the Children’s Room at the Falmouth Public Library, and there’s nothing I like better than helping someone find that perfect book to read under the covers by flashlight.
However. School summer reading assignments happen. And some kids would rather belly-flop into frigid water on a cold rainy day than read a book. So I’ve packed this page with links to help out with the Falmouth summer reading assignments, like the Summer Reading Suggestions for grades K-4,
compiled by the Falmouth Public School librarians and the staff of the Falmouth Public Library Children’s Dept, and Morse Pond Battle of the Books
handout, a handout from reading advocate Jim Trelease on The Importance of Summer Reading
and of course, our Schedule of Falmouth Public Library summer programs
So if you’re looking for a summer reading title, use the links below. If you are looking for a book to read in the hammock, in the treehouse, or under the sheets with a flashlight, just ask us. We’ll do our best to help you find one. Or three.
Children’s Librarian, M.Ed., MLIS
Falmouth Public Library
Links on this page:
Schedule of Falmouth Public Library summer programs
Summer Reading Suggestions for grades K-4
Morse Pond Battle of the Books
The Importance of Summer Reading