Reading - Summer at a Distance

Summer Reading 2020

Each year, we send our students out for summer with a Summer Reading assembly and a printed packet in hand. This year is different. I think the theme is, by necessity, Just Keep Reading, However You Can. Below are some reading activities that you can print outbook lists, links to local bookstores to buy books with free shipping, a link to our current eBook collections, videos of authors, and of course our annual Summer Reading Padlet!

Summer Reading Padlet

Post to our Summer Reading Padlet - a photo of yourself and what/where you're reading this summer. (There will be a delay until the post is approved.)

Printable Activities

reading log
Print the Summer Reading Log and keep track of your books. Send/bring it back to the library in August.

reading challenge listreading challenge in spanish
Reading Challenge - How many of these can you check off this Summer? (Next year's second graders have had a head start at this list!) Download in English or in Spanish.

Diagram a book  Book diagram Spanish
What do you love about your book? Diagram all the things that you loved in English or in Spanish.

Read, Dream, Share in 12 languages. Download and complete two crossword puzzles.

graphic novel startergraphic novel starter Spanish
Start your own graphic novel. Download in English or in Spanish. 

Download last summer's Reading Bingo and have fun again! Here is the French/English version and here is the Spanish/English version. 


eBook collections

Link to our eBook collections. Passwords when needed are included. The lists are organized by language.

Activities with Authors/Illustrators (list will grow)

Jason Reynolds
"Write. Right. Rite." series with Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Megan McDonald
We shrink?? Watch the author of the Judy Moody and Stink books as she shows us that our bodies shrink during the day. Try it by measuring yourself!
Juna's Jar
Make a Memory Jar with Juna's Jar author Jane Bahk after she reads.

paper art
Make Paper Art
with illustrator Shawn Harris.

Local Bookstore Partners

This Summer, browse the carefully selected titles from our book fair vendors' online stores and place an order for at-home delivery. 

Bookworm Central for English and Spanish
  • Enter Org Code at top of page: "wisp" and our Library will earn 15%
  • Shipping is free for orders over $20.
Bonjour Books for French
  • Shipping is free.

Curated Book Lists & Awards


  • Pura Belpré Award (Latino/Latina authors and illustrators portraying Latino cultural experience)