Summer Reading

Catch the Reading Wave!ocean wave

Summer Reading at MPSA
Read – Discover – Create with the MPSA Library

Scroll down for summer reading activities and ways to stay connected.

Check back often for updates, new resources and challenges!


Arlington Public Library Summer Reading Program Online Reading
APS Summer Reading Choice Board Book Talks with Library Staff
Video Tutorials Reading Challenges


Arlington Public Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading goes digital with APL! Read for 30 days of your choice between June 1 and September 1. Prizes?? Of course! A chance to help the Arlington Food Assistance Center? Even better!

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APS Summer Reading Choice Board

Complete four down, four across, or four diagonally!

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Need help using any of the resources? Watch our video tutorials first.


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Online Reading

mackinvia ICDL logo dk find out logo

Keep reading eBooks and exploring research in the school’s approved databases!

Need help logging in? Reach out to Mrs. Jopeck, our librarian

International Children’s Digital Library

Explore stories from around the world in 57 different languages, in addition to English.

DK Find Out!

Access browseable nonfiction resources through Find It Virginia, a service of the Library of Virginia.

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Book Talks with Library Staff

Look for what we’re reading now and new titles we’d like to share with you all through the summer.

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Reading Challenges

We all like to stretch ourselves. Try one of these MPSA “Catch a Reading Wave” challenges to explore even more. Library staff will check in during the summer to see how you are (sea) faring.

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fishing for booksFish for a Good Story

Ask family and friends for ideas on what you might like to read next. Try at least one. Share what you read and tell us more about it!

Books on shelfHang Ten

Catch a wave with your curiosity! Connect back to the Genre Reading Challenge we started during the school year. For each book read, complete a Google Form (must be logged into APS MyAccess) and see if you can read ten different genres this summer! Genre Options:

  • Adventure
  • Animal Stories
  • Fantasy
  • Folklore/Fairytales
  • Historical Fiction
  • Humor
  • Mystery
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Scary/Creepy
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports Fiction

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MPSA Library

@ArlCoMontessori Thank you @ArlCoMontessori for your support! It was a truly wonderful last day of the book fair. Lots of books going into homes and more opportunities to ensure equitable access to books over the summer months. You are appreciated! #ReadersAreLeaders
Published June 11, 20 5:11AM