Students are invited to participate in the library’s first annual Susky Summer Reading Challenge.
Spanning the course of the 10-week summer, participants are challenged to read 10 books of their choice.
These books can be checked out in the final two weeks of the school year and are to be kept until August 19, the first day of school.
Kayse Corrieri, the high school librarian, is aiming to give students the opportunity to academically stay on top of things this summer through the challenge with the many benefits of reading.
“Reading is one of the best ways to improve academic performance, and COVID has really taken a toll on that performance, making it harder for so many people,” said Corrieri. “To take those couple of months and enjoy learning about something is a win-win.”
The library will open on July 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and challengers are invited to exchange their books or to return those which they have already fully read.
On the same day, a voluntary discussion will take place between readers about their interests and the books that they have enjoyed or would recommend to other students.
“It will truly be something to see all of the students’ interests and hopefully to have them share what they have enjoyed as well as what they didn’t,” said Corrieri.
Sophomore and avid reader Kaitlyn O’Byrne remarks that it can be difficult to read choice books at times during the school year, so students should take the opportunity.
“The Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect chance for students to read without the workload that most have to work around during your average year,” said O’Byrne. “What better time is there to read than during the summer while you are at home, in the car, by the pool or truly anywhere?”