This summer’s pared down version of summer reading minimizes the emphasis on written assignments while maximizes opportunities for student choice! Students are encouraged to preview the list of recommended titles, however they may select any book they wish to read this summer.
Please be sure to follow the directions to complete a brief, summer reading activity. This assignment will be turned in the first week of school and graded as a supportive assessment activity. If needed, students will have the opportunity to conference with their English teacher prior to submitting their assignment.
We hope every student continues to develop their reading identities this summer by choosing books that help them grow to understand more about themselves, others, and the world around them!
Use the resources below for all your summer reading needs.
Summer Reading Assignment Grades 9-12 (except AP)
The high school IMC is excited to announce we will have open library hours this summer! On Wednesdays beginning July 7th and running through August 18th the IMC will be open from 12-3 pm. Stop by to checkout books or spend some time in our comfortable inviting facility. We are excited to see all of you this summer!
Free Digital and Audio Books!
The Washington Township Public Schools Instructional Media Centers are excited to announce FREE digital and audio book access for all our students and their families now through August 31st via the Junior Library Guild. Click HERE and use the below credentials to access these wonderful resources. Download the free IOS or Android app to read offline from any mobile device. For a getting started guide click HERE.
Coming in September...
New York Times Best-Selling young adult author, Karen McManus
The WTHS IMC is excited to announce that New York Times best-selling young adult author Karen McManus will be visiting virtually with students from the high school and middle schools on September 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm. McManus is the author of 4 young adult thrillers: One of Us is Lying, One of Us is Next, Two Can Keep a Secret and The Cousins. In anticipation of this incredible event, students can purchase any of McManus' books at 40% off the list price. All books will be hardcover and will be available for pickup at the high school IMC on or about July 7th. To access an order form, click HERE. Do not delay, this offer is only good through June 4th.
We are Open!
The IMC is excited to announce, beginning the week of April 26th, we will be open for students during their study halls. Students will be welcome to come to the IMC for the entirety of their study hall period or for 15-minute blocks of time to browse and checkout books. Students wishing to visit the IMC will need to make reservations via sign-up genius. View THIS VIDEO for detailed directions on the reservation and reopening process or click REOPENING to the left.
Book checkout through delivery to English classes is still available for students wishing to continue to use this service. Remote students may still place books on hold and pickup on Fridays in the Core Office vestibule.
Watch THIS brief video on placing books on hold and checking out ebooks and audiobooks from the IMC, or follow the steps below.
- Access the Destiny Discover Homepage
- Click LOG IN in the upper right corner of the page.
- Log in using the same credentials you use to log onto your district issued device. (You will not be able to checkout materials unless you log into the catalog).
- Once logged in you should see your name and school at the top of the page.
- Browse the catalog for a book, eBook or audiobook that interest you. Click HOLD to reserve and checkout a paper copy of a book, click CHECKOUT for eBooks and BORROW for audiobooks.
- eBooks and audiobooks are automatically returned when the loan period has expired.
Click HERE to access our online catalog.