Summer Reading


Over the last four years we have worked hard to build a culture of readers.


Number of books borrowed from our Library from 2013 to 2016


Number of books borrowed from our Library in 2017.


and counting in 2019

Our circulation numbers speak for themselves.

Next school year, every student in grades 9-12 will participate in the Fairhaven High School Summer Reading Program by reading at least one book during their summer break. In the past, we created book groups based on student selection; however, we found we had to in turn students away from their choice because the group was too large. New this year is the opportunity for ALL students to pick what they love to read.  


As readers, students will select a book of their choice from one of several lists:

Mrs. Whinnem’s Selections | Student Recommendations | Teacher Picks |  Most Borrowed from Library


Lists can be found here.


On the first day of school, students will meet in their Advisory group. Advisory groups meet several times throughout the school year to build teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships. Students will be encouraged to share their thoughts about the book they read over the summer as part of the group’s activities.  In addition, students will compose a paragraph in their English class persuading the reader to read or not to read the book. Student selections do not need to be submitted or approved - Just Read.


All students should consider the reading level and subject matter before selecting a book and discuss their choices with their parent/guardian. Some books on the list contain mature content. Parents should consider their child’s reading tastes and maturity.  Parents/Guardians may wish to read their child’s book choice.

Go to Common Sense Media for information about book titles.

To browse our Summer Reading Lists, click on this LINK.

In addition to their selection, Honors and AP students must also read the book listed under Honors/AP tab.

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