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Summer Reading for High School Students: Summer Checkout

Enjoy a good book this summer.

Summer Checkout

In order to participate in Summer Checkout families:

  • Must be returning for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Students’ and Parents’ accounts must be cleared for the 2017-2018 items
  • Each patron (Parent or Student) must have a signed Summer Checkout Form 


All students and parents who have met the above criteria will be able to checkout:

  • 10 books for students
  • 15 books for parents
  • 20 books for teachers


Summer checkout will take place from Friday, June 1 – Friday, June 8 in the Phoenix Library and Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8 in the Elementary Library.  No books will be placed on hold during this week. 


All books will be due back on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year.  Any books that have been lost or damaged are the families’ responsibility to pay for before he or she will be allowed to borrow any books from the library.

New York Times Summer Reading Contest


Digital Illustration Of Row Of Books On Bookshelf.Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.Web. 13 May 2013.

Here’s how it works:

"What interested you most in The Times this week? Why?" Students who are 13 to 19 years old from anywhere in the world can answer these questions to join the contest. It runs every week from 15 June to 24 August to encourage teenagers to start building a news-reading habit. More details here.

Every Friday beginning June 15, the NY Times will publish a Student Opinion question asking the same two questions: What interested you most in The Times this week? Why?

Anyone 13 to 19 years old from anywhere in the world can post an answer any week until Friday, Aug. 24, and contestants can choose from any Times article, essay, video, interactive or photograph published in 2018, on any topic they like.

Every Tuesday starting July 4 we will announce winners from a previous week and publish their writing.

In 2013, our own Alec Richards was chosen as a winner.

Concordia Databases for High School Readers

All American Boys
All the Crooked Saints
Animal Farm
Atlas Shrugged
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Burn Baby Burn
The Catcher in the Rye
Crooked Kingdom
Dark Matter
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Eliza and Her Monsters
Fahrenheit 451
Far from the Tree
Follow Me Back
The Fountainhead
The Grand Design