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!


The New York State Education Department’s Summer Reading at New York Libraries program is once again partnering with myON in 2019 to bring digital books to young readers via unlimited access to the myON by Renaissance digital library! Students and their families can easily access the myON digital library from May 1 through September 30 with one simple statewide login. A mobile app is also available allowing up to 20 books to be downloaded and read while traveling or away from home. The goal is to keep children reading and learning through the summer by providing them with access to an abundance of reading material, to help prevent summer slide and the loss of reading skills. The myON library has a collection of over 6,000 fiction and nonfiction ebooks geared toward children from birth to 12th grade, with recorded audio, text highlighting, and an embedded dictionary all included. Encourage students and families to use their school and local libraries for a wide variety of book selections and formats, and to visit the public library during the summer for engaging summer programs and fun learning activities. Discover “A Universe of Stories” at your library and online with myON!

Craft, Engineer and Make & Take Activities for “A Universe of Stories”

STAR Net is hosting a new webinar in January entitled “Craft, Engineer, and Make & Take Activities for “A Universe of Stories” to talk about the many easy and fun ways you can incorporate hands-on space science and STEM-related activities into your library’s 2019 Summer reading program. Registration for this webinar is already full, but you’ll still be able to view the webinar via the STAR Net Youtube live page! The webinar takes place Thursday, January 17th, at 4pm, so be sure to mark your calendar and take advantage of this great learning opportunity! Click on the link below to find more information about viewing the webinar: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/event/craft-engineer-make-take-activities-for-a-universe-of-stories/


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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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