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:
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