HPL's Online Summer Reading Program!
Welcome to Hempstead Library's Summer Reading Program! Once you are logged in, you will be taken to your Reading Home Page.

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Online signup for all Hempstead's Young Adults from Grades 6th-12th who wish to participate in HPL's Summer Reading Program!!

Read any books on your reading level. You may choose books from the Hempstead Public Library collection, school summer reading list, or any other sources. Not sure what to read? Check out TeenReads under the Cool Links section on this page!

To submit your reviews go to www.hempsteadlibrary.info/YA click on "HPL's Summer Reading Program" and create a username and password then just click on the Login button to be taken to your own personal Summer Reading Home Page.

To enter in your book summary for each book read click on the "Add/View Log button" and enter all your info!


Reviews may be submitted between June 29th & August 5th!


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Reviews
Encore
Title
Shiloh
Author
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Title
One day Marty leaves for a walk and a beagle dog just starts following him all the way till he gets home.He ask his dad if he can keep it but its owner is Judd Travers. Marty doesn't like Judd because he abuses his dogs. Marty decides the next time he sees that dog he will make a pen for it at the top of the hill. He sees the dog brings him home doesn't let his folks see him and builds a quick pen. The dog is there for 2 weeks till they went out on a usual run and they laid down on the ground Marty covered his face and the dog now named Shiloh was frantically trying to uncovers his face but when he uncovered his face his mom was there. She said she would keep the dog a secret for 2 days and he will have to find a way to give it to Judd or give it away. Later that night the dog started howling and it wasn't the type that a dog would do if he wanted attention, THE DOG WAS GETTING HURT SOMEHOW! Marty rushed outside to see what was going on and he saw it was Baker's dog a big old German Shepherd. Chewed up Shiloh like a toy. Marty's dad took him and the dog to Doc Murphy's and Doc was a Doctor not a Vet but he will do what he can. On the way back his dad said there keeping him till hes all healthy. Then his dad went to his mom to argue about how she didn't tell him about the dog. The next day Marty's friend David comes by and he goes down the hill where Shiloh's pen was and there was blood and David ask what it is. Marty explains and says that they have to clean it up. As they go back up the hill they see Doc's car role up with a passenger. It was Shiloh and he healed very quick says Doc. Later that day Judd comes and knows that his dog is here because the Doc told him. Judd says he wants his dog in 3 days. The 3rd day comes by and Marty leaves early to talk to Judd. He was on his way till he saw that he was hunting out of season. He had Judd pinned and then made him make a contract stating that after 2 weeks of 5 hour work he can have Shiloh. He goes back makes an excuse why Judd just gave up the dig and starts work.In the middle of the first week he makes fun of Marty because hes working for nothing, that he won't get Shiloh because he needed a witness. That day he went back home asked his dad an Judd was right he needed a witness, but still he worked and one the last day Judd gave him a collar and Judd says hes owner of the dog now.
Rating
Title
Spongebob Squarepants Naughty Nautical Neighbors
Author
Annie Auerbach
characters
Spongebob, Patrick
Title
Patrick dipped his bubble wand, whispered a message into a new bubble, sent it Spongebob's way. An evil plan quickly formed in his squishy head. He went over to his soufflé and drained sme of the liquid out and into a cup. He stirred it vigorously until it began to foam up.
Rating
Encore
Title
Grandmaster
Author
David Klass
characters
Daniel Pratzer, Morris Pratzer
Title
“Grandmaster” is a book about a boy named Daniel Pratzer, who was entered into a father-son chess tournament by two people in his chess club, Eric Chisolm and Brad Kinney. They said that his father, Morris William Pratzer, was a grandmaster in chess, and they threatened him to make him bring his father. When Daniel asked his father to come, he was enraged, but then calmed down after a while. Morris agreed to go. He was a young grandmaster 29 years ago, but he had quit because he couldn’t control himself. He didn’t tell Daniel any more though. What he did do was help Daniel practice playing chess so he could be ready for the tournament. The next day, Daniel’s mom, Ruth, helped him pack, and he and Morris headed to the Palace Royal Hotel, where they’d stay for the three days of the tournament. They stayed in the luxurious club floor with the rest of their team, the Mind Cripplers. Before the first round of the tournament, Morris delivered the team prayer, wishing the team good luck. Daniel lost his first round to a girl named Liu, who he quickly became friends with. Morris won his first game as well. At the second round, Morris told his son that he had done bad things when he used to play chess, including choking his opponent. Ruth came to the hotel to make sure he didn’t lose control again. Finally, it was the last day, and the last round. Daniel beat his opponent, a rude master. Grandmaster Pratzer went up against his old rival, George Liszt. He taunted Morris, causing him to run away, contrary to what Daniel thought he’d do- physically attack him. He and Liu ran to the top of the roof to find Morris at the edge. Daniel saved his father, and they all went back downstairs. Morris won the game against George, causing him to attack the referee with a chair and get disqualified. This triumph allowed the Mind Cripplers to go home with the trophies. When Daniel went back to school, and to his chess club, he was treated with respect, and he had more friends. He was proud to know that his father was a chess grandmaster.
Rating
Encore
Title
Michigan
Author
Lucia Raatma
ISBN
9780531248904
Title
In this story about Michigan, I learned that the state name comes from the Ojibwa word michigama which means great lake. I also learned that one of the state's nicknames is "Water Wonderland". also, Europeans explored Michigan in the 1600s.
Rating
Encore
Title
Texas
Author
Barbara A. Somervill
Title
In this book. I learned that Texas is a very big state. I also learned that the state got it's name by Spanish explorers meeting the Hasinai people.
Rating