Summer reading is always cool!  Use your Francis Howell ID number to check out physical books and materials and online materials.  The county libraries are open!

Directions here for Using your FHSD ID to get county library materials.  This information works for getting tangible and online items from the library.

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The St. Charles County library will hold its annual summer reading challenge.  It runs June 1-August 8, and the theme this year is Oceans of Possibility.  Prizes are awarded and other contests are happening.  Visit the St. Charles County Summer Reading Challenge.

Looking for something to read?  Go to the state awards tab for next year's nominees and get a head start on them!

Did you read one of these?  They were the top 10 books checked out from HMS Learning Commons in 2021-22.

1.  The Unteachables
2.  The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
3.  Projekt 1065
4.  The Testing
5.  Other Words for Home
6.  Free Lunch
7.   Long Way Down
8.  One of Us is Lying
9.  Big Shot
10.  The Crossover, a graphic novel

Resources: (click on links below)
HMS Catalog of e-books & audio-books (students must log in to catalog to access)

Hint: Search "summer reading" on the web and discover more Summer Reading opportunities.

What if I can't think of books to read?
Check out the State Award Nominee tab or
these links to some great reading suggestions:
--Teen Top Ten for Young Adults (Young Adult Library Services Association)
--Fantastic Fiction

Reasons to SUMMER READ:

  1. Avoid "Summer Reading Loss."
  2. Become a stronger reader.
  3. Earn extra credit points in ELA for next school year.
  4. To go on your own adventures wherever you want to go.
  5. Be invited to the summer reading celebration in the fall by participating the county library program.

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