I am happy to share with you our annual “Summer Reading” information. There is no project or assignment attached to a summer reading book. We simply ask students to just read one title over the course of the summer months. But it would be much better for student's to read all of them, and then read some more! This is because the most significant factor related to student achievement is reading. Nothing else can take its place. Time with text (books, magazine, newspapers) does two things which play essential roles in developing students who possess advanced literacy. The first is that reading builds vocabulary and word knowledge. Because students gain new vocabulary over time, it is important to read something every day. The goal is for students to have a vast bank of words available for speaking, listening, and writing. This becomes especially important as they head to the high school.
Building background knowledge is the second important role reading plays. When students read across genres (fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, poetry, human interest stories, science articles, current events) they have a strong foundation on which to make connections to new learning. In fact, overall reading comprehension depends on a student’s background knowledge.
If you would like to borrow a hard copy of one of the summer reading books, we have all of them in the Main Office. Simply stop by between now and June 24th. We are open from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm.
If you would prefer an electronic copy, you may use the Sora app for Overdrive.
Please feel free to reach out over the summer if you have any questions at all. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay well!
We Celebrate Learning!
Beth Anne Lozier
The grade 9 reading list is available for our rising freshmen.
The grade 6 through grade 8 reading list can be found here.
Having trouble deciding what book to start with? Just listen to our librarian, Mrs. Bush, do her famous book talks by subscribing to her YouTube channel. You’ll know which one to pick!
School Supply Drive
supplies to students in need. Please see the flyer for more information to register your student.
The library will be open Monday - Friday from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Patrons can contact the library by calling 315-487-8933, texting 315-382-8988 or emailing Fairmount Community Library to place an order and arrange for pick-up. All patrons are asked to wear a mask when entering the foyer.