Events, Family Literacy

Summer Reading Program and New Books to Read this Summer

Summer Reading Activities 2022

Wow, it’s the last week of school!  The HHCS Summer Reading program will be coming home in your child’s report card envelope.  There are 3 main options outlined for your child to choose from, either completing a total of 24 hours of reading over the summer, reading books from around the world, or reading in various locations and documenting it in pictures!  Students who complete the challenge will receive an HHCS seal next June at the Awards Assembly.  Have fun with it! Students may return the summer reading forms to me in the library in September or may give it to their homeroom teacher. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, at

Here are some book lists to help if your child wants to do the read around the world challenge!

Books Set on Every Continent & A Printable Reading Activity


Here are some new books for kids that have either been released recently or will be soon, to get your kids excited for reading this summer.


Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett

The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! (The Bad Guys #15)

Ali Cross: The Secret Detective (Ali Cross, 3)

Spy School Project X

The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!

Jessi's Secret Language (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #12): A Graphix Book (Adapted edition) (The Baby-Sitters Club...

Mummies in the Morning Graphic Novel (Magic Tree House (R))

Key Player (Front Desk #4)

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess

Learn to Read Box

The Super Cup Face-Off (Geronimo Stilton #81)

Brave Every Day

Have a wonderful summer, everyone!!

happy stroll in meadow




Special Days/Weeks/Months

All Library Books Need to be Returned this Week, and Fathers’ Day is Coming Up!

7 Overdue Library Book Memes to Make you LOL | Alexandria

Students had their last book check out of the school year last week, and all outstanding books need to be returned on your child’s regular library day this week!  Please keep an eye on your email inbox this week in case you might get a batch email from our library system indicating your child has books that still need to come back.  (maybe check your spam folder too!) Thanks everyone!

7 Overdue Library Book Memes to Make you LOL | Alexandria

Uncategorized – Library Voices

Fathers’ Day is coming up in a few days! Why not gift them with a special book with themes of fatherhood to read with their kids?

28 Sweet Picture Books That Celebrate Fatherhood

Daddy Speaks Love

thunder boy diverse books about dad


The Storm Whale by Benji Davies


Genre Spotlight- Mystery Books, and Last Week of Library Checkouts for the Year

Thank you everyone for your support for the Scholastic Book Fair!  The students’ mouths were dropped open as they walked by and saw the displays for the first time!  It was so nice to see all the enthusiasm, especially as we haven’t been able to do an in-person book fair for so long.  This coming week is the last week to check out library books.  Then the students will need to return all outstanding books the following week.  Can you believe there are only 3 weeks left of school?

This week I am highlighting great lists for mystery lovers!  Here is an article that explains why you should consider introducing your child to mystery books!

5 Reasons Parents Should Get Mystery Books for Kids

60 Best Middle-Grade Mysteries to Read

50 Must-Read Mystery Books for Kids

Little Detectives: Mystery Books for 6- to 8-Year-Olds

60+ Mystery Chapter Books for Kids

Mystery Books for Kids with Diverse Characters