Incoming fifth- and sixth-graders throughout the Levittown Public Schools participated in literacy launches throughout the month of June to kick off their 2018 Summer Reading Extravaganza. This summer, fifth-graders will read the book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein while sixth-graders will read "Because of Mr. Terupt" by Rob Buyea.
The incoming fifth-graders gathered to hear more about the book with the help of their older peers who had read the book last summer. Dressed as characters from the story, students were engaged in the presentation which also included a video created by the district to spotlight the book. In the video, administrators and faculty members challenged the students to escape the Levittown Public Library this summer just as the characters do in "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library."
Incoming sixth-graders also received a snapshot of what to expect in their summer reading book "Because of Mr. Terupt," with the help of faculty members from Jonas E. Salk Middle School and Wisdom Lane Middle School. Also dressed in fun costumes to represent each character in the book, the presentation made students question the mystery surrounding the story.
Librarians from the Levittown Public Library were present for both literacy launches as they discussed events that the students could attend over the summer in relation to their summer reading books and the raffle system put in place to award participants. The students could also utilize resources about their book on the district's website, levittownschools.com. Each student received a copy of their designated book at the end of the launch, ready to jump into reading.