As you know, summer reading helps students keep their skills up. Besides, it's fun! This page gathers together the reading lists from local schools and links the titles to our holdings here at UGA.
Don't be shy! Click on the lists for other schools and see what your friends all around Athens are reading!
Unless otherwise indicated, all the books listed here are in the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, which has a huge collection of children's literature, from board books to Young Adult (YA) lit. One of our major collections is the Aaron Collection, which has over 20 years' worth of award winners. We're open to anyone who with a UGA Id card. Not a member of the UGA family? You can still use us! "Outside Borrowers" can get a card by following the information on this page.
We do not own all the titles on all the lists, so sometimes an alternate title has been suggested. The hope is that these pages will help parents & students have more free access to books.
UGA Patrons can request delivery of books from the Curriculum Materials Library to be delivered to other UGA Libraries, such as the Main & Science Libraries, as well as sites in Griffin, Gwinnett & Tifton. You can return these books to the library where you picked it up or any University System of Georgia Library and we'll take it from there.
In addition to these prepared lists, you can always search for and discover new books on your own. Use GIL-Find (our online library catalog) to see what we have. You can search by author, title or keyword. We're the largest library system in the State, so get your (tax dollars') money's worth! Ask for help if you need it. That's why we're here!
Parking is sometimes tricky, so the buses are usually the best plan. In the evenings after 6pm & all day Sunday the gated lot on Green Street is open and you can park next to Aderhold. Aderhold Hall is also on the city bus routes!
Questions? Please ask! My contact information is to the right. Email me, call me, or stop by.
Many thanks to my student workers in the CML, Maya Stagg, Stephanie Seda, Lucy Rivera, Andrea Manning, Annadele Barnes & Olivia Fricks, for their help in constructing the lists. Without their help, this Summer Reading List page wouldn't have been ready before Thanksgiving! Thanks also to the media specialists who so willingly shared their lists! Also, my colleague, Laura Shedenhelm of the Libraries graciously provided the Spanish translation. Muchas gracias, Laura!