Summer Reading 2017


Click here to download the complete summer reading brochure.

Bookmarks summer reading flyer

Download reading lists: Pre-K  +  K-2nd Grade and Grades 3-5  +  Middle School and High School

Order books: Pre-K  +  K-2nd Grade  +  Grades 3-5  +  Middle School  +  High School

Additional downloads:  Rules & Regulations +  Waiver Form


Author Biographies

Click here for biographies, website, and social media information for the Summer Reading Authors who will be attending our 2017 Festival of Books and Authors!  

Summer Reading Free Events
Click here to download this list of events

Saturday ART Jam is a free community ART event sponsored by The AFAS Group
Saturday, June 17 from 12:30–3 p.m.
Unleashed Arts Center AFAS Center for the Arts, 630 Liberty Street, 2nd Floor, Winston-Salem  

The program will weave visual arts with the literary arts. All ages and skill levels are welcome. An average art project takes 45 minutes from start to finish. Please note: Parent and/or Guardian must stay with child(ren) at all times while on-site.

Bookmarks Book Club
Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m.
Coffee Park ARTS, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem

Parents and students are invited to join Bookmarks Book Club for a discussion of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  

Bookmarks Grand Opening
Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street, #110, Winston-Salem

Come celebrate the opening of our nonprofit, independent bookstore and new headquarters. Featuring a storytime at 10:30 a.m. with Mayor Allen Joines and other activities throughout the day.

Imagination: A Writing Workshop with Rase McCray of The Story Hatchery (Ages 12-16)
Thursday, July 13 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street, #110, Winston-Salem

Registration required. Email to register.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Panel discussion by Judith Kuhn, author of Is Your Child Ready for School?, and Jennifer Lockert, Director of the Reynolda Presbyterian Preschool
Thursday, July 20 from 7–8 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street, #110, Winston-Salem 

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration!
Sunday, July 30 from 1–4 p.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street, #110, Winston-Salem

Join Bookmarks as we celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with cake, games, and fun!

Storytime Featuring Picture Books by 2017 Festival Authors
Wednesday, August 9 from 10:30–11 a.m.
Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street, #110, Winston-Salem

Film Screening of Big Fish based on the novel by Daniel Wallace on our Summer Reading list
Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Biotech Place at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 575 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem

Due Date for entries, book lists, and responses for 2017 Summer Reading Program!
Wednesday, August 30

Drop off at Bookmarks at 634 West Fourth Street, #110, Winston-Salem or additional sites listed under Rules and Regulations.

Bookmarks 13th Annual Festival of Books and Authors Thursday September 7 through Sunday September 10 Winston-Salem, NC

Thank you to the following organizations and businesses for their support!

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina  +  The Winston-Salem Dash  +  Fidelity Investments  +  Hispanic League  +  Forsyth Family/Forsyth Woman  +  Piedmont Parent  +  The Winston-Salem Journal  +  Arts for Art’s Sake (AFAS)  +  Coffee Park ARTS  +  Domino’s Pizza  +  Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts  +  Glenn McNairy Branch at the Greensboro Public Library  +  Wake Forest Innovation Quarter