In preparation for next year's library theme, Read Around the World, I'm asking students to send postcards from their summer travels. Regardless of where you're going (Africa, Palm Springs, the beach), please let Ms. Yukari know where you are, what you're up to, and what you're reading.

Send postcards to: Robinson Elementary Library, 80 Morningside Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or email pictures from your travels to ymatsuyama@mbusd.org.

MBUSD summer reading lists are now available: you can download .pdf versions here, access them from the mbusd.org site (scroll down toward the bottom of the page for the icon), or read more about  summer reading here.

Remember, for the elementary grades, these suggestions are for optional, pleasure reading. For middle and high school students there are required summer reading texts. Please check the mbusd.org site for grade-level lists.

The Robinson Library is not sponsoring its own summer reading program; instead, Ms. Yukari encourages all Riptides to sign up for the public library's summer reading program. This year's theme is One World, Many Stories. You can sign up in person at the Manhattan Beach public library beginning June 27 or sign up online at summerreadingLA.org.