Summer Reading

Awesome suggestions from school and town librarians for some great summer reads!
Click on the links below to download your (printable PDF) suggested Reading Lists.
Pre-Kindergarten   Grades 2-3
Grades K-1   Grades 4-5
(*Not* needed if keeping track online!)

  "How-to" instructions
(Step-by-step "how to" instructions for online READsquared)

Electronic Reading LOGS:
Click "Start Here" button to start your
READsquared electronic reading log (e-log)
to help track your summer books.
Happy Reading!

Welcome to Summer Reading 2019. Log your books at READsquared to earn points to complete this summer's reading program:

  • Each chapter book you log will be worth 100 points, and picture books are worth 50.  You also get points for audio and e-books so make sure you log them all.
  • Playing games and completing missions will also earn you points toward your goal.
  • The program goal is at least 700 points, but feel free to keep reading past this goal to challenge yourself!
  • Once you've earned enough points, you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share, along with a raffle ticket!


  • June 1: Registration Begins
  • June 16: You can start Logging Books
  • June 19: Summer Reading 2019 Grand Kick-off Event @ the Noah Webster Library. Register for summer reading, see a magic show & have some ice cream! (Tickets can be picked up at any WHPL Children’s Department)
  • September 13: Last day to log books in online
Additional links:
West Hartford Public Schools - Summer Reading page (https://www.whps.org/curriculum-instruction-and-assessment/summer-reading)
The Governor's Summer Reading Challenge (https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/CTRead/Connecticut-Reads)