Summer Reading Library Lesson


This editable PowerPoint library lesson helps students discuss the benefits of summer reading and get ready for summer fun! Includes trivia questions, summer vocabulary, would-you-rathers, two scavenger hunts, reading list, and more!

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Fast Facts:

Recommended for: Grades K-6

Number of pages: 57 slides + 4 printable pages

Editable: Yes, all text is editable

Formats: PPT, Google Slides, and PDF

Duration: 1-2 class periods (45 minutes each)



  • 57 total PPT + Google™ Slides
    • 13 slides are whole class discussion slides about the benefits of summer reading
    • 40 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
    • all text is editable
  • Scavenger hunt (3 pages)–Students can complete these as they watch the presentation. They are looking for information and objects. Includes two hunts, one easier and one more difficult. Text is editable. Includes answer key.
  • Recommended reading (1 page)–This is a printable list of the books featured in the presentation. Text is editable, so you can tailor it to your library collection.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for storytime on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)


13 Class Discussion Slides Include:

  • sign language slide and “how-to” video link (“summer”)
  • 5 tips for summer reading
  • mentions audiobooks for car trips
  • Every slide in the presentation is illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photographs.


Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • 40 slides for Grades K-6
  • list of places to get books if you don’t have them at home
  • fun facts about the “Dog Days” of summer, world’s tallest sandcastle, watermelon, hermit crabs, ice cream flavors, algae blooms, mosquitoes, and “The Land of the Midnight Sun”
  • vocabulary words: summer solstice and humidity
  • would-you-rathers and this-or-thats
  • summer joke
  • this week’s birthdays
  • weekly schedule and agenda
  • checkout reminders (you add your own!)


Two Scavenger Hunts:

  • two versions, differentiated (one has minimal text–students look for pictures instead of words)
  • gives students something to look for while slides scroll
  • editable text in PowerPoint and PDF


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