summer readingBattlefield High School
& Prince William Public Library
Summer Reading Programs

Prince William Country Schools Summer Reading Program:

The purpose of the PWCS Summer Reading Program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue developing their independent reading skills.

  • Build their vocabulary
  • Develop their reading skills
  • Enjoy new stories
  • Learn new information

Student participation in the challenge is voluntary. Students who choose to participate will read books they self-select. Summer is a great time for students to read for pleasure and dive deep into their favorite genre or experience something new. Providing students with choice in what they read increases their reading motivation and engagement.

The High School Grades 9-12 Reading List (also presented in a slideshow below) provides suggestions for appropriate texts, many of which are available online. Other books selected by the student with guidance from a parent, guardian, or librarian, are also acceptable.




PWC Public Library Summer Reading Tails and Tales graphic      PWC Public Library Summer Reading Colas y Cuentos

 Prince William County Public Library Summer Reading Program:

Students may simultaneously participate in the Prince William County Public Library's Summer Reading Program while reading for the school summer reading program.  The summer program runs from June 14th through August 15th.  To participate, register online or through the Beanstack Tracker app on your smartphone. Track your progress digitally by checking off activities on the app. When the libraries reopen, you can go in after 10 activities for a free book and to be entered into a grand prize drawing. Complete all the activities for a bonus entry for the grand prize drawing. All programs are virtual this year.

PWCPL Summer Reading Video


Haymarket-Gainesville Library Grades 6-12 Summer Reading Outreach Video:

 NOTE: You do not have to have a library card to participate in Summer Reading!