The best thing to do this summer? Read!

  • Reading every day can help students become stronger, more confident readers, lead to new learning, and help get next school year off to a great start.  Here are some free and fun reading tips for this summer.
    • Check out these recommended books. Not only will they help build reading skills and new knowledge, but they're connected to what students will be learning next year.

      ⇒ For early elementary students (going into kindergarten to 2nd grade)
      ⇒ For upper elementary students (going into 3rd to 5th grade)
      ⇒ For middle school students (going into 6th to 8th grade) 

    • Read and win prizes by taking part in the Enoch Pratt Free Library's summer reading challenge. Visit any library for information, activities, and to borrow books (now with no fines for late returns!).

    • Log on to Kids A-Z, where students in kindergarten to 3rd grade can access thousands of books online for free.

    • Visit the Maryland Book Bank (501 N. Calvert St.) for free books. Check the website for opening times. 

    • Visit a SummerREADS library at one of the schools listed below. Programs are geared to students in kindergarten to 3rd grade and their families, but most libraries are open for students up to age 13. Drop in or drop off anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday. Free breakfast (8:30 a.m.) and lunch are served. 

      ⇒ Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School
      ⇒ Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
      ⇒ George Washington Elementary School
      ⇒ Harford Heights Elementary School
      ⇒ Moravia Park Elementary School
      ⇒ Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School
      ⇒ Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School
      ⇒ Westport Academy Elementary/Middle School
      ⇒ Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School
    Summer reading flyer in English
    Flyer about summer reading in Spanish