Summer Reading is here!!
This school year we had a chance to get back to school in person and enjoy both print and digital copies of our favorite books! While the school library is closed over the summer, our counterparts at the local public libraries would love to see you in person! However, eBooks and audio books can still be accessed from SOMS without leaving your home or even on the beach or wherever you may travel to this summer! There are several options available. Please read about them here.
The ELA Department of South Orangetown Central School District requires students to read over summer break. Research clearly correlates the amount of reading a student does over the summer to his or her academic growth over the school year. Students entering grade 6, 7 and 8 should read a minimum of two non-fiction and/or fiction books (approximately 500 pages or more) count as two books. This is a minimum requirement. We encourage students to read widely, and they should not limit themselves to two books.
- GoodReads Top 100 Middle School Reads
- NPR Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf 100 Must Reads for Kids
- Association for Library Services to Children Summer Reading Lists 2022
- NYS Summer Reading 2022( Don’t have a library card? Leave card and PIN blank to register.)
- Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2022
- Barnes N Noble Summer Reading 2022
- Ramapo Catskill Library System
- Students entering 9th grade should visit, the Tappan Zee High School link
To join in the fun of Summer Reading and Summer Learning, just find your local library website using the Mighty 5 links below.
- Blauvelt Public Library
- Palisades Free Library
- Piermont Public Library
- Orangeburg Public Library
- Tappan Public Library
Some great resources available through the public libraries (anyone can use with any of the Mighty 5 Library Cards) include…
TumbleBooks – this site has books, games, graphic novels and foreign language. It’s mostly for elementary level children but the foreign language may be useful to middle/high school age kids.
There’s also the research database option on website homepages. They have everything from historical newspapers, to consumer reports, to Rosetta Stone, to Britanica school, etc.
Tudor: Orangeburg and Tappan
Tutor.com – can be found in a few spots on their websites. Access is granted with a library card.
Hoopla.com – this site has audiobooks, Ebooks, movies, music TV and comics.
Overdrive – for audiobooks/eBooks.
Interested in Joining a Summer Reading Contest? Look at the 13th Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest here.