2016 Summer Reading Program
is a wonderful time to relax with a good book -- or several good books!
Summer reading supports and builds on lessons of the previous school
year and prepares students for success in the year ahead.
Albany High School students
Summer reading is required for students entering grades 9-12. Students
my choose from a rich, diverse list of books carefully selected by our
English Department and School Llibrarian Alicia Abdul.
As they are reading, students will complete a
summer reading journal to be turned in to their English teacher in
September. More information -- including grade-level book lists, a link
to the summer reading journal and more specific assignments for students
enrolled in Senior Electives, AP or IB English classes -- can be
found on the
Albany High Summer Reading site.
For elementary and middle-school students, the City School District of
Albany ELA team is excited to announce that we are partnering with
Albany Public Library once again this summer! Please
read on to learn more.
Elementary, middle-school students
The City School District of Albany supports
the Albany Public Library's Summer Reading Program for all students in
elementary and middle school. Representatives from the library visited our schools throughout the
spring to give book talks, help students get library cards and share
strategies for selecting books that are "just right" reads for our
Each branch of the library has wonderful programming to offer students
of all ages during the summer. The library shared a program guide with
all students before the end of the school year in June.
Students who read 20 minutes a day and complete an activity sheet can
enter weekly raffles at the library to win fun prizes.
visit the Albany Public Library Summer Reading Program site for more
You also can check out these links for more summer reading resources and
matter your age, the most important thing to do is read this summer.
Have a restful and relaxing vacation!