Summer Reading

Summer Reading

NEW Summer Book Checkout at HPE!

summer wolfie with book.pngReading can be the ideal summer activity. It's fun, portable, can involve the whole family, and will help your child academically.

Fill out and return the HPE Summer Checkout permission slip to checkout from the HPE Library during the summer.


Sweet Summer Reading Program

HPE will host the Sweet Summer Reading Program in the new Learning Commons every Wednesday in June and July (except 7/3) from 3 PM - 4 PM.

Share books with friends, listen to stories, and find new books to take home.

Attend one or all eight sessions - whatever fits your schedule. Come to at least five sessions to receive a FREE Kid's Meal from Chipotle.

Other Ways to Participate

We will celebrate all student summer learning on Thursday, August 29th with a special reward activity:

Kona Ice and Extra Recess!

If you can't attend the Sweet Summer Reading Program at High Plains, here are some other ways to participate in summer learning and earn the special reward activity in the fall:

Summer Reading BINGO

Summer Coloring Page

Sweet Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Complete the PPLD Summer Adventure

Track with Scholastic Read-A-Palooza

Turn in paperwork to Mrs. Scarpella by August 23rd.

 Summer Reading Makes A Difference



Research shows that many children experience what is often called "summer slide." When students are not in school, they are exposed to fewer educational opportunities and, as a result, lose some of the gains made in school during the year. You can prevent this from happening by reading throughout the summer.

Stop by the High Plains Little Free Library to find new books to read during the summer!

Summer Reading Book Lists

ALSC Summer Reading Lists



Summer Reading Programs​

Pikes Peak Library District


Barnes & Noble




Tips for Parents

  • Donʼt rule out comic books and magazines. Allow your child the freedom to break up book reading with a shorter read.
  • Help your child find a book on a subject of interest. Visit the local library. The librarian is a wonderful resource and will be able to point out books of interest. 
  • Make sure that you are reading during the summer. Children need to see that reading is a lifelong activity even grown ups enjoy.
  • Get a second copy of your childʼs book to read along and discuss the book together. You might also take turns reading aloud to each other.

Have a reluctant reader? Try these tips or these.

Simple Tips for 

Summer Reading