• Why Read in the Summer? 

    We Want BPS Students to:

    • Read for enjoyment - it shouldn’t feel like homework! 
    • Find something you are passionate about and learn more about it 
    • Foster a culture and love of literacy in Barnstable Public Schools 

    Keep Connected This Summer Through Literacy

    The Barnstable Public Schools English Department strongly encourages incoming 6-12 grade students to stay connected in the summer months by engaging with their local libraries to find books, articles, podcasts, and other interesting texts!


Reading Suggestions & Resources

How Will I Share What I’m Reading?

  • Connect with your local library! Barnstable libraries have summer reading opportunities and a community of librarians who look forward to helping you find your next read and earn prizes! Check out the different programs at 7 different libraries linked below:

    Summer Reading with Barnstable Libraries

Can’t Make It To the Library?

  • Students in grades 8-12 can access the library from anywhere using the Overdrive! Read or listen to ebooks and audiobooks using the SORA app on your phone or tablet. Check out the SORA Summer Sweet Reads for an exciting mix of young adult titles. 

    SORA App Directions

    After reading your books, complete the Barnstable Bingo Log and bring it to school in September to earn prizes!

    Barnstable Summer Reading Bingo Log