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Summer Reading

  Summer Reading 2020

This years summer reading theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Throughout the summer the Rockport Public Library encourages you to jump into a world of stories. Perhaps you will spend your long summer days at Hogwarts with Harry Potter, find yourself encountering all sorts of fairytale creatures in the Land of Stories, or maybe you’re a writer yourself and have created your own world. Whatever stories fill your summer the Rockport Public Library wants to know what you’ve been reading or listening to. This summer we ask you to take part in our 7 week challenge of writing your summer story. The library will provide all participants with a blank book. The book will have a cover, followed by 7 pages. Each week throughout the summer reading program you will have 1 page per week to tell that week’s story. You can write and draw about what you read or listened to, or all the fun activities that have been filling your days. Then, at the end of the summer all of the books that have been created by our readers will be placed on display in the library so we can read our community’s summer story. 

We encourage all children and caregivers to participant in this program! The benefits of summer reading programming for children include:

  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.

We understand that this summer is not what we all imagined, but together let’s reimagine what summer in Rockport looks like. Let’s write our stories and when it’s safe, share them as a community. 

Required Summer Reading for Rockport Elementary School

Rockport Elementary School students have independent choice for their summer reading material. Students are encouraged to read a minimum of two books this summer to help prevent summer reading regression.