Summer Reading Programs

Hello, Tilden family. 

This summer, all students should be reading at least two chapter books. One of these should be a narrative text. A narrative text follows a story from beginning to end. Novels, biographies, and autobiographies are all narrative texts. Of course, two is just a minimum. Read all summer! Reading improves with practice and all skills decrease when we don’t use them.

To help you with reading all summer, here are two great summer reading programs available for Tilden students.

The first is Montgomery County Public Libraries Tails and Tales: Summer Read and Learn. MCPL's Summer Read and Learn program offers kids and teens a chance to fill their summer with great books and fun activities. Read books, do fun learning activities, and attend virtual events all summer long. You'll earn badges and prizes and enjoy fun raffles!

More information can be found here.

The second is being run by Ms. Gerard, Tilden’s Media Specialist extraordinaire. The Media Center's Amazing Race Summer Reading Activity is an optional activity for all you go-getters. Go on a reading-themed adventure this summer full of roadblocks, detours, twists, turns, and fun! There are five parts and then a final challenge. You can do them at your own pace and take a break between parts, but do them in order. Complete the race by September 1, 2021 for your chance to win a prize! To play along, you must be a Tilden student when school starts in August 2021. Log in with your school .net account, and email Mrs. Gerard at with any questions.

Find more information here.

More information about Tilden’s Media Center can be found on their website.

Montgomery County Public Library buildings are continuing to reopen, with all libraries scheduled to be open by July 1, 2021. More information about their reopening can be found here

For our rising ninth graders (once a Timberwolf, always a Timberwolf), Walter Johnson’s summer reading information can be found here.

Thanks for continuing to promote reading at home.


Nulty Lynch