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Welcome to Summer.  Welcome to summer reading season!

Summertime in the Library


Over the summer, every student should read at least two books. You can read any two books you want, as long as you haven’t read them before.

Open Library hours

The library will be open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on five Tuesdays: July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, August 8th and August 15th. You can check out books, read, use the Makerspace, and hang out in the air conditioning.

Makerspace Activities:

July 11th - Polymer Clay and Paper Circuits

July 18th - Slime and 3D pens

July 25th - Shrinky Dinks and Jewelry/Keychain making

August 8th - 3D Pens and Book Folding

August 15th - Robots and Duct Tape

Downloadable Books

Log in to Sora to read eBooks and Audiobooks for free. Available 24/7 all summer long! You can access Sora or you can download the Sora App to your own device. Select Frances C. Richmond Middle School and sign in with your email address (rising 6th graders should continue to use their Ray School account).

Book Suggestions

Not sure what to read?  Try the Vermont and New Hampshire Kid’s Choice Book Awards!

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Isinglass Teen Award 2024

The Isinglass Award promotes teen reading by inviting teens to help select great literature

Each year, 7th and 8th graders across NH nominate their favorite books and vote on the top 10 in April

View the Nominees

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Great Stone Face

The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state. 

Great Stone Face 2024 Brochure

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Vermont Golden Dome Book Award

The Golden Dome Book Award is a Vermont reading program for students in 4th through 8th grade.  Voting takes place mid-April. Those students who have read five or more books from the list are eligible to vote for their favorite book.

2023-2024 Nominees

Get your reading In!

summer reading in the pool


Summer reading in the grass


summer reading at the beach