Library

The Library is the information hub of Summit School, an integral part of both teaching and learning.

A broad range of books and resources meet the curricular and personal needs of our students. The goals of the Library program are twofold: to encourage a life-long love of story and reading, and to help children to become wise, confident, and independent users and producers of information and media.

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Library Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00
Friday, 8:00 - 3:30

Summer Reading Lists

There are no substitutes for good summer reading!

Summer reading is a great opportunity. Children and teens may

  • read long and leisurely.
  • follow their interests.
  • explore new ideas and genres.

How might you encourage reading and thinking?

  • Build reading time into each family member’s schedule.
  • Avoid showing movies based on well-known children’s and young adult literature, or read the book before showing the movie. Kids don’t want to read a book if they’ve “already seen the movie six times.”
  • Listen to and discuss audiobooks during car trips rather than watch movies. Listening actively uses the imagination; watching a movie is passive.
  • Have reading materials available at home. Subscribe to newspapers and magazines; use the Summit library and get a library card for access to the public libraries and the NC Live database.
  • Limit screen time to one or two hours each day. Follow the advice of the experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Make reading and thinking a part of family life. Talk about what you read and see in the news and movies. Research what you want to know more about; fact check information you question.

Download this book discussion handout.

Summer reading makes a difference. Reading and discussing well-chosen books will

  • increase vocabulary.
  • reinforce higher-level comprehension skills.
  • reduce summer learning loss.
  • show kids that parents think reading & thinking are important.

Accelerated Reader

Online Resources: Encyclopedia and More


Welcome to Britannica School, a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.

Fast Facts You Can Trust

When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. Using the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia.


Try Trueflix, the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. Use this link when you are on campus.

Use this link to go to Trueflix when you are away from school. See Ms. Jester for username and password.


If you read fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or setting, TeachingBooks.net's database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities.



ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.

Use this link on campus.

Use this link when you are away from school. Contact Mrs. McNeer for the username and password.


The Artstor Digital Library is an image database featuring an unparalleled range of images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. It is the most comprehensive image resource available for educational and scholarly use, with many rare and important collections available nowhere else.

Ebsco - online resources for schools

Discovery Education - digital resources and streaming media. Teachers, if you need to establish a log in, contact Karen House.

Reading Lists

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