Summer Reading at LMS
Find Out About Requirements, Challenges, & More!
All Rising LMS 7th and 8th Graders:
By the time school begins in the fall, all rising 7th and 8th grade students are expected to have read at least one book.
Rising 9th Graders
Rising 9th graders going to McLean High School should read one YA dystopian novel. Check your high school’s website about additional summer reading information.
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. Keep track of the books you read on the form, and then turn it in online to the librarians in the fall. Details about how to turn the form in will be announced at the start of the school year. Five lucky LMS Ravenous Readers will be selected randomly to win gift cards to One More Page Books in Falls Church.
Fairfax County Public Library’s Summer Reading Adventure
Middle and high school students can participate in the public library’s Summer Reading Adventure: Imagine Your Story program. The gameboard is divided into three prize milestones. Play the game by completing the challenges and when you reach each prize milestone, you will submit a form to be entered into a random drawing for one of two Amazon e-gift cards. (You may only submit one form for each prize milestone.)
Don’t want to complete some (or any) of the gameboard challenges? In lieu of completing a challenge, read or listen to a book of your choice.
- Kids and teens can read any books they choose. They can even read free eBooks or listen to eAudio books or books on CD, which are all available through the library or they can complete a challenge.
- Find your next book to read using the suggested author tab! These links take you directly to the catalog.
The amounts of the Amazon e-gift cards for each prize milestone:
- Prize Milestone 1: $50
- Prize Milestone 2: $100
- Prize Milestone 3: $150
Two winners will be chosen for each gameboard and will be notified by August 31. The drawings close on August 14.
Summer Reading Booklists & Resources
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the MackinVia app on phones or tablets, or download them directly into your browser on your computer. MackinVia, Tumblebook Cloud and other digital book resources can be found on our Online Catalog.
Destiny Online Catalog
Fairfax County Public Library
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
- LMS Library’s Popular Book Trailers
Tips From Fairfax County Public Library
Acquiring a Public Library Card
In addition to accessing ebooks and audiobooks through MackinVia, students can also use Fairfax County Public Library to download ebooks and audiobooks. To obtain a temporary library card, 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 when the branch opens.
Students with a public library card, whether temporary or permanent, can borrow an endless supply eBooks and eAudiobooks through FCPL's Overdrive account. Overdrive is a book lover'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 via the Overdrive app onto eReaders, smart phones, and tablets. 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 mp3s.
RBdigital eAudiobooks and eMagazines
Want to listen to an audiobook without the wait? Fairfax County Public Library's RBdigital accounts give users access to over 28,000 instantly available eAudiobooks, as well as eMagazines. Steps for one-time setup of an RBdigital account can be found HERE.
Fairfax County Public Libraries are offering curbside pickups of holds this summer. For more information about how to pick up and return books to the public library during branch closures, check out FCPL's Curbside Pickup page.