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, and rising 9th graders going to Langley High School should read Every Day by David Levithan. 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. 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 2018 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: 2018 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 15, and the reading challenge runs until September 1st.
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 – this website was under construction when this link was posted. You may need to check back at a future date to find the VRC link on the website.
- 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
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.
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 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 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!