What Novel Ideas!
With summer vacation in full swing, most teens are giving about as much thought to school as they are to snow boots. The bad news is there’s one summer requirement no Lakewood middle school student can ignore for long. The good news is…it’s summer reading! What better way to spend a long, lazy summer afternoon than stretched out on a porch swing or a beach towel with a good book? And what better place to find that book than the Lakewood Public Library?
Every summer the Library partners with the schools to make summer reading as easy and enjoyable as possible. Lost your assignment sheet? Just stop by the children’s desk to view our copy. Not sure a book is age appropriate? Ask a librarian. Need a recommendation? We can help with that too! We order extra copies of popular titles and we’ll get you on a holds list quicker than you can say “Dewey Decimal System” if the book you want is unavailable.
All Lakewood youth entering sixth through eighth grade in the fall are required to read two books before school resumes on August 22nd. Students need to prove they read the books, of course, and here again, the Library is ready to help. For the classic essay response option, students can choose any book at their reading level. For those who’d rather talk than write, the Library offers a series of book discussions with ten titles to choose from. All book discussions are registered events, and space is limited so call or stop in soon to reserve a spot. Now, grab a cold drink and a good book, and get reading!
To register for a middle school book discussion, or to find out more information on summer reading, stop in or call the children and youth services desk at (216) 226-8275 ext. 140.