The summer reading program is just about to start! What if you can’t figure out what you want to read? Don’t worry, we have some tools for you to use!
When you’re in the library, you’ll see some brochures with suggestions for different grade levels. We also have a list of staff favorites.
Already read all of those? The Association for Library Service to Children creates lists of recommended books all the time. This includes new lists of suggested summer reading every year.
Print their lists for
Kindergarten-2nd grade: 170426_ALSC_SummerReading17_K-2
3rd through 5th grade: 170426_ALSC_SummerReading17_3-5
6th through 8th grade: 170426_ALSC_SummerReading17_6-8
Or search our catalog:
Since these lists were created by an outside group, there might be some books on the list that are not in our collection. If you place a hold, the library that owns the book will send it to Fountaindale and you can pick it up here. There is no charge for this service– just be sure to pick the book up within 5 days after we let you know it has arrived. You can also use the fill-in form on our website to ask us to purchase an item.
If that’s still not enough books, you can also look at the nominees for the Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards.