• Summer Reading 2023

    Each summer, Parkway circulates new summer reading lists in a brochure or flyer format for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school. The lists were adopted from ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), ILA (International Literacy Association), MASL (Missouri Association of School Librarians), YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), and The Best of Titlewave from Follett.The criteria for many of the books on these lists were based on overall appeal, exposure to authors, diversity, genre variety, and relevance.  The current flyer format creates a manageable list with adequate choice to encourage students to read for fun. Summer reading is a chance for students to learn to read for pleasure. The lists and additional resources can be found below. Also, be sure to use the hashtag #parkwayreads to organize social media posts about reading in Parkway. 

    St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club 

     St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club - All Together Now - June 1 through August 5 

    St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs kick-off on June 1 and run through August 6. The program offers great prizes for the whole family! Sign up online beginning June 1

    Reading Log for All Ages: English | Spanish (PDF)

    Download the Beanstack Tracker App for easy logging on your mobile device. Apple App Store | Google Play Android

    Earn points for reading, attending library events and completing Community Activities. 

    One book for Early Readers (Ages 0-5) = 20 points
    One minute of reading for Kids/Teens/Adults (Ages 6-18+) = 1 point
    Each library event and Community Activity = 20 points
    Redeem prizes by Saturday, August 12, while supplies last.
    Raffle winners will be notified the week of August 21. 

    Does your family want to participate but can't come to the library? Contact us about the Summer Reading Club by Mail program, where we send books and prizes to your home at no cost to you. For more information, email kidzone@slcl.org or call Youth Services at 314-994-3300.

    St. Louis (City) Public Library Summer Challenge

    SLPL Summer Challenge

    Sign up for SLPL's Summer Challenge from June 1- August 15 and help us reach our Community Reading Challenge!

    This summer, we will read 40,000 books as a community!

    Visit your local SLPL location to pick up your booklet or participate online at slpl.beanstack.org.

    Sora Sweet Reads May 15 to August 28, 2023

    Sora Sweet Reads is back! This year's summer reading program will run from May 15th until August 28th with a mix of juvenile and young adult ebooks and select audiobooks.

    The titles are at no cost and will be prominently displayed in Sora for simultaneous use. View the Sora Sweet Reads Collection here.

    OverDrive’s Sync Is Back for 2023

    AudioFile Sync Audiobooks for Teens is located at audiobooksync.com

    In addition to Sora Sweet Reads, OverDrive also offers Sync, free audiobooks for teens all summer in Sora. Now in its 13th year, SYNC - sponsored by AudioFile magazine and powered by Sora - is back, providing teens aged 13 and older free audiobooks all summer long. Read more here.

    Parkway's Summer Reading Lists