One of the best things about SSR is that you get to choose your own book! You can read something that you want to read. Perhaps you want to read a novel. It could be sci-fi, fantasy, horror, suspense, romance, historical fiction, young adult or one of dozens of different fiction genres. Or instead, maybe you want to read non-fiction to learn more about a subject that you are interested in. It could be sports, music, politics, cars, computers, fashion, animals, or something else entirely. Perhaps you want to read a biography of a famous person, a reference book or a detailed “how-to.” The point is that you get to choose.
Come down to the School Library to see what we have that you might like to read for SSR. Ask for help to find what interests you. If you can’t find what you are looking for, let us know, and we can get it!
Are you looking for a quiet, comfortable place do some reading? Come down to your school library and our Silent Reading area. There you will find some comfy chairs and a quiet space to enjoy some silent reading. You can come down during the SSR period, or anytime during the day– it is silent reading in that area all day, every day. No homework, no screens, no talking, just wonderful, wonderful reading.
Why SSR (Reason #17 of 3,487,659): Escape. Reading gives you a little bit of time to escape from this world. Maybe you are having a tough time and just need a break from your worries. Reading, especially reading fiction, allows you to escape from this world for a short time and explore new worlds of wonder, mystery, excitement and fun. You can’t hide from your problems. It isn’t healthy to look for a constant escape from this world. But everyone could use a little escape now and then. Reading is a healthy and revitalizing way to do it!