Reading over the holidays

Holidays are an important time for rest, relaxation and spending time with family. It’s also a fabulous opportunity to read for pleasure.

Stuck for reading ideas, then take a look at this list:

  • Access some online resources HERE.
  • Access to the schools online resources HERE. (Password has been shared with the students or email or before the holiday break.)
  • Visit and join your local public library.
  • Go to the local bookstore to see what’s new and what’s on the latest bestseller list.
  • Find a book that you can read together as a family.
  • Watch a movie based on a book & read the book.
  • Read newspapers and magazines.
  • Find time to read everyday.
  • Try a new author.
  • See if you can find a book that is written by someone with the same name or initials as you and then read it.
  • Read a graphic novel/comic.
  • Swap a book with a friend or family member.
  • Read about the place you are visiting.
  • Try an audiobook. (Click HERE to register to SYNC – a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.)
  • Lists of books and different sites with suggestions of what you can read next can be found on the homepage of the library catalog: Primary or Secondary
  • Start a new book series.
  • Read a book that helps you learn a new skill.
  • Add your suggestion for the LIS Library collection HERE.
  • Recommend a book to a relative of another generation.
  • Read the first page of five different books and read the one you like best.
  • Find a new or different place to read and then email a photograph showing what & where you are reading to either: or We’ll display any photos we receive on the TVs in the library.
  • Email us letting us know other reading activities you did over the holidays: or

In the words of Dr Seuss “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”