Members of the Lakeside community are invited to participate in Lakeside Summer Reads 2018! Upper School students, faculty, and staff have recommended 65 books to bring along to the park, the beach, or a cozy couch. Find the list here.
"It's a celebration of reading – and different types of reading," says librarian Moncia Gu. "You don't have to read highbrow literature for it to 'count' – reading for pleasure is an important part of lifelong learning." Adds librarian Carly Pansulla, "Pleasure reading builds empathy. It's a way to explore identity and get to know the world."
Librarians created extra motivation with a summer reading raffle. Upper School students can enter the raffle by submitting short (3-5 sentences) reviews of any books they read over the summer – either off the Summer Reads list or from their own "to be read" pile. For each book they read, they can enter a new review (and a new raffle entry). Students can submit reviews throughout the summer; the deadline for submissions is Sept. 14. Raffle prizes include bookstore gift cards, a three-month book subscription box, an item of your choice from Litographs, and other literary goodies. Families receiving financial aid qualify for one free book from University Book Store. Please contact Tearon Joseph for financial aid details (firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-440-2773).