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Summer Reading

This summer The Harrison Central School District has developed various summer reading opportunities for students.  Research reminds us that reading year-round is a key element in developing life-long readers and learners.  Summer reading helps to increase students’ reading stamina, build student appreciation for reading and enhance skills developed during the school year. 

This year we have begun a new district-wide program called The Reading Ambassador.  As a reading ambassador students will be promoting a reading culture, connecting with other readers,  sharing best books, and engaging in book talks with a reading community. In September, reading ambassadors will be featured in our school libraries alongside the books he/she read. 

You can find out more about the Reading Ambassador Program here .

On this page  you will find:

  • Book Recommendations

  • Activities for Reading Engagement

  • Links to local libraries

We invite students to explore new places, meet new characters, and experience adventures-- through reading. Sometimes it is just about finding the perfect book, a character that we can connect to, a mystery that leaves us wanting more. This summer we encourage all of our students to find a great series, an author they love, a character they admire and read as much as they can. 

The Harrison Public Libraries in Harrison and West Harrison also have a great selection of texts as well as events to promote reading.  Please use these hyperlinks to find information about the Imagine Your Story program for students in grades K-8  and the Teen/Adult Summer Reading Program for high school students.  

Have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing summer.


Dr. Jaimie Kanter
Director of English Language Arts