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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 the Concordia Summer Checkout:

  • Student(s) are returning for the 2019-2020 school year at Concordia
  • Students’ and Parents’ accounts must be cleared for the 2018-2019 items
  • Each family must have a completed Summer Checkout Form signed by a Parent

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:

  • Monday, May 27– Monday, June 3 in the Phoenix Library
  • Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 13 in the Elementary Library

All books will be due back on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Any books that have been lost or damaged are the families’ responsibility to pay for before your student(s) will be allowed to borrow any books from the library for the 2019-2020 school year. 

The EC/ES Library will be open during the Summer Holidays
Dates: June 18, 2019 to July 11, 2019
Days: Tuesday--Thursday
Time: 8:30 am--11:30 am
Location: MSR (Lower School Building)

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