Around this time of year, we’re usually busy buying and unpacking boxes of books to support the summer reading lists from the White Plains Public Schools. This year, we’re not sure when we’ll be able to order or receive those boxes of books. Instead, we’re offering digital versions of this year’s summer reading recommendations.
We ask that everyone be mindful of an important difference between physical books and digital books. Paperbacks and eBooks check out the same way: a book can only be checked out to one person at a time. But eBooks are often four–or even six–times more expensive than paperbacks, so we’re not able to buy as many copies as we normally would. Hopefully the range of options on these reading lists–and the lack of a required title–will allow everyone to find a book they’ll enjoy, with a minimal wait.
We’ve created a Reading Lists page with all the summer reading lists from the White Plains Public Schools. You’ll also find a list created specifically to complement White Plains’ My Brother’s Keeper initiative supporting young men of color. Each list contains handy links to digital copies on OverDrive, Hoopla, and Freading. For instructions on accessing our collection through the Sora app, check out this video from Highlands media specialist Ms. Ciofolo.