Trinity Reads builds connections for students and staff

How did you spend your summer vacation? For Senior School students and staff at Trinity College School, summer activities included time spent with a good book, thanks to this year’s Trinity Reads program.

Each year since 2012, every student in Grades 9 through 12 has had the chance to select a book to read over the summer through Trinity Reads, an initiative organized by the Senior School library. Then, in early September, students meet for book club discussions with their groups, this year led by more than 50 educational and operational staff members who took part in the program.

Trinity Reads 2019 provided students with 50 wonderful options (view this year’s book selection list). There were choices for every taste and interest: from sports biographies to social justice narratives, and from historical fiction to dystopian future fiction. Participants were also able to choose the format in which to enjoy their selection, whether print, e-book or audiobook.

On Tuesday, September 10th, students met with their discussion groups at sites around campus, and in groups large and small. Once again, feedback indicates that a large majority of students and staff see value in summer reading. Comments from participants include:

  • “I love the connection to kids that it creates for teachers who wouldn’t otherwise see them.”
  • “Loved it, would have liked more time for discussion.”
  • “It’s a wonderful activity, it’s just I had a hard time choosing the book!”

Thank you to staff members who volunteered their time to lead discussion groups; your enthusiasm makes Trinity Reads possible. And a note of gratitude to students and staff who recommended books for the program. Remember, we are always open to book suggestions throughout the year as we prepare for next summer’s edition of Trinity Reads!