Summer Reading 2022

Howard County Library Summer Reading Program

May 31- July 29 & Celebration August 4

Adventure reading with the Summer Reading Program, this year’s theme is:

“Have Fun!” 

Enjoy stories, crafts, & special events. 

Summer Reading Booklist for MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Read Books • Do Activities • Win Prizes!

Check out our Summer Reading Presentation with Embedded YouTube Videos of Cool Book Talks!

Howard County Library Summer Reading Program 2022

Visit the 

HCL Website or your local Library Branch

for more information or

Pick up one of these cool fliers from your 

ELA Teacher 

or in the 

Library Media Center!

(while supplies last!)

WAIT! Did I mention the  Summer Reading Booklist for MIDDLE SCHOOLS?




Pride Month Display & Events

Pride Week & Month!

Book Display • Books • Resources • Events

Come to the MHMS Library Media Center and Check Out Our Book Display & Get ‘Em Now While You Can!

Pride Month Book Display! Last Day to Check out Books – Friday, May 27 – All Books Due June 3

Grab a copy of our Top 25 LGBTQIA+ List of Fiction Books (Links to an external site.)   Or come to the Library Media Center for a paper version on display.  We’re featuring both fiction and nonfiction books!

From our Instagram Posts:

Hey #MHMSMd Mountain Lions come check out our #MHMSPride 🏳️‍🌈 book display! You still have another week or so to check out a book & these are awesome! We have always been and hope will always be a #SafeSpace for all our kids! #LGBTQIA+ #Ally We’re featuring both fiction and nonfiction books! #NOCensorship here!

🏳️‍🌈One of my students checked out a book from this display right after I finished setting it up and asked – “Do my parents know what books I check out from here?” To which I replied, “Nope. Not this year. You have the right to read whatever you want with full belief of confidentiality. We would never out you. But Politics can change things. “

Yes, sadly, there are some school districts and states that want to notify parents of the books they check out!”   HORROR! 

Why does it seem like we’re going backwards and not forwards? i’d like to hear what you think of the comments. It scares me!

This is the full pyramid display! 🏳️‍🌈 #MHMSMd Mountain Lions come on in & check out our #MHMSPride book display!

We have always been, and hope to always be, a #SafeSpace for all our kids! #LGBTQIA+ #Ally


Sad true story though, my rainbow Narwhal stuffed animal pictured above has gone missing! Just hoping some middle school kid needed it more than we did. If not, I hope it’s brought back. Can you help him find his way home?


HCPSS Pride Week Events!

From Ms. DuPuis of HHS:

Join us for HCPSS Pride Week June 6 – 12, 2022!

Visit: to learn more about our HCPSS Pride week activities and to register for one or more of our events.

Monday, June 6th – Rainbow Vision Reception at Busboys and Poets 

Poetry slam combined with a meet and greet in a special reception for our middle and high school students who were published in our third volume of Rainbow Vision. Registration required.

Tuesday, June 7th – Read the Rainbow Virtual Event/Shake Shack Fundraiser 

Authors JR and Vanessa Ford will join us for a special reading and discussion of their book, Calvin.

Open to all. Registration required.

Also, join us at Shake Shack at The Mall in Columbia any time today and mention code GIVEBACK and HCPSS Pride.

Wednesday, June 8th – Family Hikes @ Howard County Conservancy 

Join us at either 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 o’clock pm for a family-friendly hike.

Registration required and space is limited.

Thursday, June 9th – Main Event Fundraiser 

Join us from 6:00-9:00pm at Main Event at The Mall in Columbia for a fundraiser!

Be sure to drop your receipt at the HCPSS Pride table before you exit.

Friday, June 10th – Movie Night 

Join us for one of two different movies tonight!

The Half of It (PG-13) will be showing at 7pm at Long Reach High School

The Mitchells VS the Machines (PG) will be showing at 7pm at Oakland Mills High School

Popcorn donated by E.C.Pops. Registration required.

Saturday, June 11th – Centennial Park Clean-Up 

Open to middle and high school students and adult volunteers. Earn 3 hours of community service doing one of several service activities with Howard County Recreation and Parks.

Registration and a waiver are required for participation.

On Friday, June 10th,  

we invite all HCPSS students, staff, and community members to wear rainbows in allyship of the LGBTQ+ Community. 

HCPSS Pride Week – Elementary

HCPSS Pride Flyer

Shared by:

Danielle DuPuis, NBCT
pronouns: she/her/hersLibrarian/Media Specialist/Video Production Teacher
SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) Co-sponsor
Rainbow Conference Coordinator