Summer Reading at SDMS

2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Requirements for SDMS

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Choose three books that YOU WANT to read. They should be books you have not read before.
2. Log each book (title, author, genre, date finished) on a paper reading log an editable Google Doc or an online Google Form through the Wethersfield Library and earn prizes!
3. Turn your reading log in to your Language Arts Teacher in September!

Summer Reading Log Options

Students can choose one of three options to log their books for summer reading:

1. Use the Wethersfield Library Google Form to easily log books and earn prizes in their weekly raffles (entries will be automatically sent to SDMS Staff the first week of school)

2. Print and hand write the books you read on a summer reading log

3. Make a copy of an editable Google Doc and type the information (share the document with your Language Arts teacher in September)

Dear SDMS Students,
Summer reading should be enjoyable and fun! That's why we don't tell you what to read--we simply ask that you pick three books of your choice to read! They should be books that you have never read before. We encourage you to read fiction and non-fiction and to choose from different genres. Ebooks and audiobooks are a great choice as well!
When you finish a book, write it on the reading log or submit the information in the online reading form through the Wethersfield Library. Submitting it through the Wethersfield Library makes you eligible to earn prizes in their weekly raffles and your entries will be automatically shared with your teacher in September.
The completed and signed SDMS Summer Reading Log (OR the online Wethersfield Library Summer Reading Log) will be collected by your Language Arts Teachers the first week of school. Be prepared to talk about the books you read.
In addition, we are providing some fun enrichment activities to help you maintain your reading skills, connect with other students and the SDMS and Wethersfield Library staff, and to exercise your creativity and encourage service to the community.
Happy reading!
Ms. Poulos and the Language Arts Teachers

Summer Reading Resources

Summer Reading Virtual Library

Check out the summer reading virtual library for resources, book suggestions and more!

2022 Bitmoji Summer Reading

SDMS Summer Reading Newsletter

Check out our Summer Reading Smore Newsletter for more information and reading suggestions

Reading Ideas & Suggestions

The SDMS Reading Life page has a comprehensive list of links to great ideas for reading. Here are a few to get you started:

Many of the books in these links are available digitally for free in Sora with your School Gmail sign-in.

You may also find many of these titles in OverDrive, Hoopla, or Freading by using your Wethersfield Library card.

Can't find a book? Email Ms. Poulos at for help!
Book Trailers
Author In Residence 2022 Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Coming Soon in Fall 2022: Author in Residence

Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo!

Connecticut's own, author Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo, will be the author in residence at SDMS this fall. Jeanne will do a virtual overview of her work and then spend time meeting with smaller groups of students to talk about her books, the writing process and much more!

Consider reading one of her books this summer!

(Links to her books in Sora are provided on the slide to the left)

Enrichment Activities

SDMS Library Teen Summer Book Discussions

Join Ms. Poulos (SDMS Library Media Specialist) and Ms. Briggs (Wethersfield Library Teen Librarian) in one or two book discussions this summer. Students can join the summer book group by filling out the Google Form to register. The first 10 students to register will receive a copy of the book(s) in the mail! The book groups will be held on Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m. in Google Meets. The books are: Game Changer and A Galaxy Full of Sea Stars.

SDMS Library/Wethersfield Library 2022 Virtual Teen Summer Book Discussions
Oceans of Possibilities Calendar (Summer 2023 Enrichment)

Oceans of Possibilities & Activities!

Explore our Choice Board that ties into this year's Summer Reading Theme, Oceans of Possibilities!

Find crafts, articles, videos, activity suggestions and more!

Students who complete 5 activities or more (and log their completed activities on this Google Form) will be eligible to win a prize at the beginning of the 2021-2022 School Year! Upload pictures of yourself completing activities or of your creations to get more entries!

Wethersfield Library Resources

WPS Copy of 2022 SRP
2022 Summer Reading Program 2 (1).pdf

Wethersfield Library Teen Summer Programs

Summer Reading Requirements for WHS

We Celebrate the

Top Summer Readers of 2021

& The Month of Tails and Tales Choice Board Participants!

Great job everyone! You made the SDMS Community very proud!