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Summer Check out procedures 1st-5th

Happy Summer!

Though the library will be closed to in person visits this summer, we are happy to provide book pick-up every Wednesday in June and the first two Wednesdays in July. Please read the following guidelines:

  • You may place 10 books on hold at one time (only 3 from a series)
  • You may have up to 20 books checked out at one time.
  • Books must be placed on hold by 8PM on Tuesday evening.
  • Books can be picked up between 1-2:00PM on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Books will have your name on them and will be outside of carpool B.

Our summer reading lists are on the SGL homepage. Fifth grade has two required books. All other grades may use these lists as suggestions. Please feel free to choose age-appropriate books off of the list as well. Record your books on the provided reading log and return this to me when school starts next fall.

I have included a video to remind everyone how to check availability, put books on hold, and see what books have been checked out to you. It should be a review for most students but please do not hesitate to reach out if anything seems confusing.

Happy reading!

Mrs. Cushing

Welcome Back Wildcats!

PF summer check out procedures

Dear new Pre-First parents,

Happy summer! We hope you and your new Wildcats are enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation. One of the best ways to recharge and unwind is by reading a good book. Although the library will be closed to in-person visitors this summer, we have come up with a solution that gets books into the paws of our newest Wildcats. Ms. Jennifer Griffith, one of our outstanding Pre-First teachers, will be choosing perfect titles for your student. This optional service will be available every Wednesday in June and the first two Wednesdays in July. Books should be picked-up between 1 and 2 pm and your request must be received no later than 10 am on the day you wish to pick up the books.

Using a google form (link below), simply provide your name and the number of books you would like Mrs. Griffith to pick out for your child. She will then set the books on a table marked “Pre-First” outside of Carpool B with your child’s name. We hope this will be a great way to welcome you and your child into the Love Hall family as well as provide some fun this summer. Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

Pre-First Book Request Form

Go Wildcats!

Debbie Cushing

Librarian, Smythe Gambrell Library

2021-2022 Reading Lists!

Reading Lists Can be found below - please note, these are last year's summer reading lists so we may be updating as we go!

Pre-First Reading List 

First Grade Reading List

Second Grade Reading List

Third Grade Reading List - updated 5/12

Fourth Grade Reading List - updated 5/11

Fifth Grade Reading List - updated 5/6


Reading Log