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Summer Reading Lists
The Westford Public Schools and J V Fletcher Library encourages your family to make summertime reading an important part of your leisure time activities.

At left are lists of suggested books and authors. It includes current award-winning books as well as books recognized by our staff and literary journals as appropriate choices for students.  You may choose books on this list or others that your child has shown an interest in reading. Most selections are available at the Fletcher Library. There are some revisions from last year’s list.

Have a relaxing and safe summer reading together. We look forward to seeing you at the library throughout the summer.



For Parents of Westford Academy Students...........
This year all students are required to read at least one novel during the summer break. Students should read the book that has been listed as the required reading for the level of English in which they are enrolled.  If there is any question about a level, students should consult their 2014 - 2015 schedule.

The assigned reading should be completed before August 30, 2013. Book stores and libraries have been advised to expect an increased demand for certain titles. Since students will be required to bring the book to class, it is preferred that students secure their own personal copy. Students will begin the year by discussing the required reading and completing a formal assessment.  In addition to this required reading, students are encouraged to select at least two additional works recommended by the Westford Academy English Department.  We encourage parents to guide their children in their choice of additional reading materials.

For Parents of Elementary-age Children.............
Dear Parents,
The Westford Schools/Public Library Collaborative encourages your family to make summertime reading an important part of your leisure time activities.672010_95100_0.jpg Please visit the Westford Schools website at: http://www.westfordk12.us/pages/Curric/summerread for a list of suggested books and authors for students entering grades one through five. If you are unable to download the lists from this site, some will be available at the J.V. Fletcher Library. They include current award-winning books as well as books recognized by our staff and literary journals as appropriate choices for students. You may choose books on these lists or others that your child has shown an interest in reading. Reading aloud with your child is an enjoyable activity at any age.
J.V. Fletcher Library will be overflowing with activity during the summer. Youth Services will be sponsoring a wonderful incentive program called Fizz, Boom, Read! You are invited to bring your child to the library to sign up for the program and to attend the many interesting and fun presentations available.
Have a relaxing and safe summer reading together. We look forward to seeing you at the library throughout the summer.


K-5 English Language Arts Coordinator
Buffie Diercks - JAC & Rob
Valerie Loughman - Abbot & Nab
Laurie Taylor-Teran - Day & Miller
Head of Youth Services
J.V. Fletcher Library

RECIPE FOR SUMMER READING SUCCESS

Ingredients:
• Time each day to escape
• Cool, comfortable hideaway (lawn chair, hammock, blanket, seashore)
• Several books – any variety (mysteries, biographies, short stories)
Set aside escape time.  Mix your favorite hideaway with a comfortable position. Beat in interest, excitement, mystery, adventure, or travel.

Season to taste with many types of books.

Be sure to try this recipe at different times of the day or night.

It is recommended to try this throughout the summer for the best results.