About the Library

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Welcome to Summit School Library

  • Think, Create, Share, Grow

    The mission of our school libraries is to create inviting learning environments that inspire and honor curiosity, creativity and collaboration.

    In partnership with students and staff, we support and recognize reading as the foundation for students to become skilled in multiple literacies.  We strive to ensure that students become successful, lifelong learners.

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  • Summer Reading


    The most important thing you can do for your child's education is to ensure they read over the summer. See the links below for summer reading opportunities: 


    • Brownell Library Summer Reading Program: Click HERE


    • Vermont School Librarian Association Book Recommendations: Click HERE


    • Summit Street School Summer Story Information:


    • Barnes & Noble reading program: Click HERE


    • Students entering grades K-3 in the fall may visit the school library with a parent this summer to checkout books to take home to read- 9am to 11am on the following Wednesdays: June 30th, July 7th, July 28th, & August 11th


    • Champlain Valley Fair Read & Win Program: Click HERE
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  • We also have many digital resources available to our students. Most of the links are on the left side of this page. For more information about each resource as well as Log-in credentials click here


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  • Books for Poetry Month

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 4/15/2021

    April is poetry month! The rhythm, word play, and creativity in poetry books for kids make them the perfect companion to language acquisition and developing literacy skills. Click HERE  to check out this list of 50 great poetry books for kids. 

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  • Books for Women's History Month

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 3/11/2021

    March is Women’s History Month, and there are plenty of children’s books to honor the many memorable women who shaped our world by carving their own paths and changed history.

    Click HERE for twenty-five amazing picture books to help teach your little readers about some amazing women—past and present.

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  • Books for Black History Month

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 2/4/2021

    February is the month where we celebrate Black History. This LINK has a list of 42 picture books that celebrate black history, and black characters living their lives, fighting for change and equal rights, and improving life for everyone. 

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  • 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 12/18/2020

    From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. Others open kids' minds to cultures beyond their own. And some are modern releases that have the timeless quality of classics -- the kinds that get handed down to siblings and passed around classrooms. Whether you have a reluctant reader or a budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles.

    Check out this great list of books! Link Here

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  • Looking for new books to read?

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 7/21/2020

    When we can't visit the library in person it can be challenging to pick out books we want to read just from the card catalog. 

    Visit this website: The Best Children's Books to explore thousands of books. Write down the title and author and then explore our catalog as well as Sora so you can read it!

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  • Distance Learning Activities 4/6 to 4/10

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 4/6/2020

    Click HERE to access this week's Library Distance Learning activities. Please email Ms. Wright pictures of completed activities or if you have any questions.

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  • Distance Learning Activities 3/23 to 4/3

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 3/23/2020

    Click HERE to access Library Distance Learning activities. Please email Ms. Wright pictures of completed activities or if you have any questions.

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  • 3/4 to 3/6

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 3/9/2020

    All classes are working on reading and evaluating the Red Clover Nominee Books. The Red Clover Book Award is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Each year thousands of Vermont school children read the 10 nominated picture books and vote for their favorite in the spring. The award has been handed out annually since 1997. To see the list of 10 books nominated this year click Here

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  • 1/27 to 1/31

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 1/31/2020

    This week Kindergarten started on the process of reading the Red Clover Book Award nominees. We are evaluating each of the 10 books so that we can vote for our favorite in April. 

    1st and 2nd grades talked about choosing books, how we choose books and how to locate books we want in the Learning Center. 

    3rd grade continued coding with the Dash Robots. See our Instagram page for photos and videos. 

    Book we read aloud this week:

    Kinder: Potato Pants by Laurie Keller

    1st: The Book No One Ever Read by Cornelia Funke

    2nd: How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander

    Potato Pants Book that No One Read How to Read a Book

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  • 1/6 to 1/10

    Posted by Jenny Wright on 1/10/2020

    This week Kindergarten and 1st grade continued to learn about coding using BeeBot robots. Visit our Instagram page to see them in action!

    2nd grade and 3rd grade talked a bit about Conflict Resolution and started to learn about coding. We did an Unplugged activty where we programmed our classmates. 

    Book we read aloud this week:

    2nd & 3rd: Penguin Problems by Jory John

    Penguin Problems


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