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Recommended Reading: July

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

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Relax with a Good Book this Summer!

man reading book on bench

Grab a book (or many books) this summer! 

Books are easy to take with you to the park, to a beach, on vacation, or just hanging out at home. They work no matter what the temperature; in the heat of the outside, or the cool air-conditioned inside.

Books come in all sizes and shapes, and in paper or electronic form. The stories range from mystery to romance to sci-fi, to drama, and on and on! 

If you don't know what kind of books you might like, think about what shows or movies you watch. Then ask a librarian or check out this great guide that provides many options for you!

Local Summer Reading Programs

Public libraries often have summer reading programs to incentivize readers of all ages to continue exploring books throughout the summer months. Highlighted below are the programs from the King County Library System (KCLS), the Pierce County Library System (PCLS) and the Seattle Public Library (SPL). Curious about a summer reading program closer to where you live? Simply type your library's or city's name + summer reading into a Google search and see what options are available.

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