2017 Summer Reading @ Longfellow

Required Reading

By the time school begins in the fall, all rising 7th and 8th grade students are expected to have read at least one middle school+ level book. An assignment using this book will be given in the first weeks of school.

Click HERE to access our summer reading bookmark.

Watch our summer reading video to hear from our Longfellow librarians:

Summer Reading Video for Rising LMS 7th & 8th Graders


Summer Reading Booklists & Resources

Not sure what to read this summer? Need a little reading inspiration? Check out the following links!

FCPS--Middle School Reads

Virginia Reader’s Choice

LMS Library’s “What Should I Read Next?”

LMS Library’s LibraryThing Page

Summer Reading Video for Rising 9th Graders (our graduating eighth graders)


Are you up for an EXTRA challenge? Try one (or both!) of these…

Ravenous Readers’ Challenge

Are you an avid reader? Do you simply devour books? LMS challenges all students to channel their inner bookworms this summer! Read 10 books and complete the Ravenous Readers’ Challenge. When you return to school in the fall, turn in your form to your English teacher for a small prize and a ticket to an ice cream social. What’s more, five lucky LMS Ravenous Readers will be selected randomly (in an on air news show drawing!) to win gift cards to One More Page Books in Falls Church.

Fairfax County Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Adventure

Middle school students are challenged to read at least five books over the summer in the public library’s Reading by Design: 2017 Summer Reading Adventure. In addition to the sheer joy derived from reading, participants will earn a coupon book with tons of cool freebies and specials. You can register for this contest online or at your local library branch beginning June 23, and the reading challenge runs until September 2nd.


What are YOU reading this summer?

You can choose to let us know by completing the Summer Reading LMS form. We’ll add your books and your reviews to Longfellow’s virtual bookshelf! Click HERE to access the entire LibraryThing shelf.

Acquiring a Public Library Card

Though the LMS library will be closed over the summer, the Fairfax County Public library will be open for business! In an effort to promote summer reading, we'd like to encourage all LMS students to acquire public library cards (if they don't have them already!). To obtain a temporary library card (good for three weeks), students and parents can apply online. In order to acquire a more permanent card, you will have to pay a quick visit to your local library.

Overdrive eBooks

Even if students aren't able to make it to the public library over the summer, as long as they have a library card, students will be able to borrow an endless supply eBooks through FCPL's Overdrive account. Overdrive is a booklover's dream! There are tons of wonderful Young Adult books and no late fees! When your loan period is up for a book, the book simply disappears from your account. Ebooks may be downloaded onto Kindles, Nooks, iPads, or smart phones. Students who don't possess one of these devices can read eBooks on their computers. Overdrive also offers innumerable audiobooks that can be played on any device that plays mp3's. It's such an awesome resource.