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Linden Hall Library: 🕶️ Summer Reading 2024 🕶️

☀️ FAQ ☀️

Do I have to do summer reading this year?
You do indeed! Not only is it fun to read new books and share what you've read (and maybe get some recommendations for other great books to read!), but participants will win cool prizes!
The individual student and the collective grade that reads the most will get special rewards!

How long do I have?
Summer Reading will officially begin on Monday, May 27th and end on September 9th.

Can I choose any book I want? 
Yes! You can read any two books so long as each one relates to one of your two chosen prompts. Ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and fanfiction over 40,000 words absolutely count.
If you need a recommendation, check out some ideas here or email Ms. Allegra! 

What if my book works for more than one prompt?
 Sorry, you can't double up on prompts! Pick which it fits for best.

What if I want to read more than 2 books?
That's awesome! Anyone who reads for more than 2 of the prompts will be entered in a raffle for some extra cool bookish prizes.

Do I have to write an essay or do a project for this? 
Nope, but be prepared to talk to other students about the books you've read & engage in some literary activities when we're back at school!

Where can I access books to read at home? 
Check out your local library, borrow books from your friends and family, or buy your books from an independent bookstore!

If you like ebooks or e-audiobooks:

  • Project Gutenberg has 60,000+ titles out of the public domain (lots of classic literature!)
  • LibriVox has a stellar collection of audiobooks read by volunteers
  • Find out if your library at home has access to ebooks through services like Overdrive and apply for a library card
  • Free Library of Philadelphia has access to ebook/e-audiobooks through Overdrive
    • Anyone who goes to school in the state of Pennsylvania can sign up for an online card from them totally free!
      • Use the address at Linden Hall if your permanent residence isn't in Pennsylvania:
        212 E Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 
  • Lititz Public Library has access to ebooks/e-audiobooks through Overdrive and Hoopla
    • Sign up online for a temporary card that is good for 3 months. Once the 3 months is over, stop by the Library with some ID and they can get you a full fledged library card.
      • Use the address at Linden Hall if your permanent residence isn't in Lancaster County:
        212 E Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 
  • The Brooklyn Public Library is offering a free e-card to teens aged 13-21 which will give you full access to their ebook resources and databases through their Books Unbanned initiative.

What about AP summer work?
Some AP classes have required reading over the summer. These books do not count towards the summer reading program! Sorry!