Welcome to 2019 Summer Reading at

New York Libraries!

Summertime is fun time for readers of all ages and libraries offer a wide variety of exciting programs and events all summer long ! Browse through our site for summer reading-related materials and resources. “A Universe of Stories” is the 2019 slogan and the theme is space and science, so check out activities being planned by your local library. To join in the fun of Summer Reading and Summer Learning today, just find your local library website using our link, and register!


Resource Overview for “A Universe of Stories”
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT), 3:00 p.m. (CDT), 2:00 p.m. (MDT), 1:00 p.m. (PDT)

Looking for activities, websites, how-to videos, training, and more for the 2019 Summer Reading Theme? Join the STAR Library Network for an overview of vetted, free resources available through NASA, the STAR Library Network, and the STEM Activity Clearinghouse. Presenters will walk you through how to find, access, and sort through – remember, availability doesn’t always equal accessibility! – these resources and offer guidance on how your library can best utilize them!

Register here!


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Summer Reading and the Summer Slide

Summer Reading Summer Slide Data Graphic

Summer Slide is the loss of skills during the time students are not in school.” Reading during the summer helps prevent the summer slide. Learn more in the Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report.

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